Partner with Indigenous women’s groups

Building on current dialogue, the RCMP will work to establish formal agreements with Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada and the Native Women's Association of Canada. These agreements will provide a framework for regular meetings, dialogue and engagement to identify priorities for collaboration to enhance the safety and well-being of women and children.

Why it matters

Violence against Indigenous women and girls in Canada is an ongoing national tragedy. The RCMP is committed to improving relationships with Indigenous communities and ensuring investigations are robust and professional while supporting victims and their families.

Aug 2023


The RCMP continues to advance reconciliation through building and enhancing relationships with national women's Indigenous organizations. RCMP Commissioner Mike Duheme and Deputy Commissioner Jodie Boudreau attended the Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada (PIWC) board meeting on June 7, 2023. The RCMP is currently updating the work plan established with Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada to reflect new objectives for 2023-24. The objectives include learning about Inuit-specific Gender-based Analysis Plus aspects, which were shared with RCMP employees in May 2023, and incorporating them into RCMP programs and policies.

The RCMP is also working with the Native Women's Association of Canada to establish a collaborative agreement and identify shared initiatives with a priority placed on actions related to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Two-Spirit Peoples.

The RCMP is partnering with Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), an organization representing Inuit people of all gender identities, on a number of women-focused initiatives from our established joint work plan. In response to the National Inuit Action Plan on Missing and Murdered Inuit Women, Girls and Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual + (2SLGBTQQIA+) People, the RCMP and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami organized an Anti-Human Trafficking Knowledge Exchange in March 2023. The event brought together survivors with lived experience, Inuit community organizations and RCMP stakeholders to focus on building relationships between the RCMP and Inuit community organizations, and to exchange knowledge on the realities of human trafficking for Inuit women, girls and gender-diverse individuals.

May 2022


The RCMP continues to develop agreements to advance reconciliation with specific communities and organizations. A work plan with Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada is currently being drafted under the collaborative agreement signed in 2021. A plan was also agreed upon with Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami in April 2022 that will assist in repairing, rebuilding and enhancing relationships with communities in Inuit Nunangat.

The development and implementation of work plans with women's national Indigenous organizations will continue. These will remain agile and be adapted as needed based on the organizational needs of all parties. The RCMP recognizes the importance of collaboration with these organizations to advance shared priorities, and is committed to working on matters pertaining to the safety and well-being of Indigenous women and girls.

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