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Missing, Murdered, and Exploited Indigenous People (MMEIP) Resource Guide

If you or someone you know is experiencing trauma, mental health crisis, violence, or wants to stop the violence they inflict others and heal, please reach out to these local support services.

Together we can heal and end the epidemic of Missing, Murdered, and Exploited Indigenous People (MMEIP).

INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

Athabasca Tribal Council
780-791-6538  |  www.atcfn.ca/mmeip

Nistawoyou Association Friendship Centre
780-743-8555  |  nistawoyouafc.com

ADDICTION AND MENTAL HEALTH – DOMESTIC ABUSE RESPONSE TEAM

Alberta Health Services – Provincial Health Services
1-877-303-2642 (Mental Health Helpline)
7 Hospital Street
Fort McMurray, AB, T9H 1P2

INDIGENOUS WELLNESS CORE

Alberta Health Services – North Zone
780-714-5611  |  www.ahs.ca/ihp 113

WALK IN COUNSELLING SERVICES

Alberta Health Services – North Zone
780-793-8360
339 Powder Drive
Fort McMurray, AB, T9K 0M4

VICTIM SERVICES

Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
780-788-4250 (Main)
780-697-3337 (Fort Chipewyan)
www.rmwb.ca/victimservices

105 Paquette Drive
Fort McMurray, AB, T9K 0P5

CRISIS LINE

Some Other Solutions Society for Crisis Prevention
1-800-565-3801 (Outside Fort McMurray) 780-743-HELP (4357)

Hope For Wellness
The Hope for Wellness Helpline is available to all Indigenous people across Canada. Reachable by telephone and online ‘chat’ 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
1-855-242-3310  |  www.hopeforwellness.ca

UNITY HOUSE EMERGENCY WOMEN’S SHELTER

Waypoints
780-743-1190 (24 Hour Crisis Line)
www.waypointswb.ca

Treaty 8, 100-130 Prospect Drive, Fort McMurray

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Canadian Mental Health Association – Alberta Northeast Region
780-743-1053  |  www.recoverycollegewoodbuffalo.ca

Some Other Solutions Society for Crisis Prevention
780-743-8605  |  www.someothersolutions.ca

YMM Collaborative Practice
Providing confidential, compassionate, and evidence-based psychological and wellness services that are inclusive of all backgrounds and identities. This is a free counselling service for First Nation members living in Fort McMurray.
587-452-1379  |  www.ymmcollaborativepractice.com

FIRST NATIONS COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRES

Government of Canada – Health Canada
Telephone: 780-334-2443

INDIGENOUS FAMILY COURTWORK PROGRAM – CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Native Counselling Services of Alberta
|Telephone: 780-743-1888  |  www.ncsa.ca

10012A Franklin Avenue
Fort McMurray, AB, T9H 2K6

WALK IN COUNCELLING SERVICES

Alberta Health Services – North Zone
Telephone: (780) 793-8360

339 Powder Drive
Fort McMurray, AB, T9K 0M4

 

ACROSS CANADA

Support Line
1-844-413-6649
An independent, national, toll-free support call line is available to provide support for anyone who requires assistance. This line is available free of charge, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Family Information Liaison Units
Family Information Liaison Units (FILUs) provide specialized services to families of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQI+ people. FILUs are delivered through victim services and Indigenous community organizations and are available in every province and territory. Justice Canada provides funding to support FILUs through the Federal Victims Strategy.

Alberta Family Information Liaison Unit
Phone: 780-427-3557
Toll-free phone: 310-0000
Deanna Grey
deanna.grey@gov.ab.ca

Edmonton
Tracey Makokis
Phone: 780-644-2388
tracey.makokis@gov.ab.ca

North/Mackenzie Region
Dia Thurston
Phone: 780-926-7020
dia.thurston@gov.ab.ca

North/East Region
Sharon Gladue
Phone: 587-984-7927
sharonj.gladue@gov.ab.ca

Hope For Wellness
The Hope for Wellness Helpline is available to all Indigenous people across Canada. Experienced and culturally competent counsellors are reachable by telephone and online ‘chat’ 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
1-855-242-3310 | www.hopeforwellness.ca

Health support services
Although the Final Report has been released, survivors, family members and those affected by the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls are still able to access mental health counselling, emotional support, community-based cultural support services, some assistance with transportation costs. To find out more or access support please call 1-888-495-6588

Mental health counselling
Mental health counselling is provided by professionals such as psychologists and social workers who are registered in their province or territory and enrolled with Indigenous Services Canada. Mental health counsellors will work with their clients to develop a wellness plan, and provide ongoing individual or family counselling to support healing as determined with the client.

Emotional support
Community-based Indigenous health workers, known as Resolution Health Support Workers (RHSWs), are hired by Indigenous organizations to provide trauma-informed, culturally grounded support to people affected by the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. RHSWs provide emotional support and comfort by listening, talking and providing referrals to other services.

Cultural supports
Elders and traditional healers provide cultural supports through local Indigenous organizations to assist clients on their healing journeys. Specific services are determined by the needs of the individuals and may include dialogue, ceremonies, prayers, Elder services or traditional healing.

PROVINCIAL

211 Alberta
Need help?
Free. Confidential.
Live Answer 24/7.

  • Call 2-1-1
  • Text INFO to 211
  • Chat with 211 online at ab.211.ca
  • Search for programs and services online at ab.211.ca

If you’re having an emergency, call 911.
Contact 211 to access to an entire network of community, social, health and government services. Your call, text or chat will be answered by a professional 211 Community Resource Specialist who is trained to assess your need and refer you to the most appropriate service or services. 211 is available across Alberta and is offered in over 170 languages over the phone.

Why would I contact 211?

  • I need food, shelter and/or transportation
  • I need financial support to help pay my utility bill, rent and/or damage deposit
  • I need to find mental support
  • I need information on Government programs and phone numbers
  • I don’t know where to go for Legal support
  • I want to volunteer for an organization
  • I want to make a donation of furniture and/or clothing
  • I am concerned about a friend or family member
  • I am looking for services for a client
  • We have access to thousands of other services

Learn more about 211 Alberta at ab.211.ca

Canadian Mental Health Association Distress Line
780-482-4357 (HELP)
The 24-hours Distress Line is available seven days a week The Distress Line provides confidential, non-judgmental and short-term crisis intervention, emotional support and resources to people in crisis or distress. We also support family, friends and caregivers of people in crisis.

Our Distress Line Service provides:

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Family Violence Prevention
  • Emergency Intervention and Response
  • Emotional Support

Community Resource Referral

When you reach out we will:

  • Listen to your situation
  • Provide emotional support
  • Explore options with you
  • Connect you with local resources and referrals During times of high demand, it may take a while to connect to a listener. Please stay on the line or try again later.

If you or someone you love is in immediate danger, call 911.

 

Scan the QR code to visit Athabasca Tribal Council’s online information and resources for MMEIP

To learn more, read Reclaiming Power and Place – The Final Report on the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

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