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Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Provides family members of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) access to confidential, culturally responsive, trauma-informed and victim-centered assistance 
  • Supports families by facilitating connections with culturally appropriate referrals and supports 
  • Facilitates the gathering of case-specific information about police investigations, coroner's reports/reviews, court proceedings or other government processes and provides information to family 
  • Family Information Liaison Unit (FILU) staff members are of Indigenous ancestry, knowledgeable, culturally competent and responsive to the needs of the family members they serve
 
Note: If you don't live near an FILU location, call the Team Lead to arrange for FILU staff to travel to your location
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas Served Ontario
Eligibility Family members of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, regardless of their participation in the National Inquiry Process
Application Community agency and self-referrals
Languages English
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-624-1879
Toll Free Phone 1-844-888-8610
E-Mail karen.cooke@ontario.ca
Website www.justice.gc.ca/eng/fund-fina/cj-jp/fund-fond/mmiw-fada/info.html
Primary Contact Karen Cooke, Liaison Program Coordinator
Alternate Contact Terry Swan, Team Lead, Family Information Liaison Unit, Indigenous Justice Division, Ministry of the Attorney General; Phone: 416-212-4111; Email: terry.swan@ontario.ca
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address 101 Syndicate Ave N
Thunder Bay, ON P7C 3V4
 
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Intersection Syndicate Ave N and Leith St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (40) Federal Government
Established March 2017
Funding Federal