Community Resource Guide from NWAC helping families of missing and murdered First Nations women

From Native Womens Association of Canada

COMMUNITY RESOURCE GUIDE: What Can I Do to Help the Families of Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women and Girls?

CRG CDThe Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) is pleased to announce the release of a new product entitled, "Community Resource Guide: What can I do to help the Families of Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women and Girls?" The Community Resource Guide (CRG) is a plain-language publication that has been designed to assist educators, health and service providers and other allies with the necessary information and tools to work in a culturally appropriate and sensitive manner with families who have lost a loved one.

The CRG includes a poster, three fact sheets, 10 toolkits and other resources for educators as well as a CD for easy access to electronic files for printing and distribution. Some of the topics addressed in the CRG are: "Sisters In Spirit Vigils," "Men as Effective Allies," "Unlocking the Mystery of Media Relations," "Navigating Victim Services," and "Safety Measures for Aboriginal Women". 

NWAC encourages the use of the CRG for violence prevention activities, community support, capacity building and to promote healthy relationships.

To download a complete copy of the Community Resource Guide (CRG) or its toolkits, please see the links below:

Complete Community Resource Guide

(Individual Documents)

Chapter 1 - Advocates and Campaigners

A) Toolkit: What You Need to Know

B) Toolkit: Getting Involved in Your Community

C) Toolkit: Organizing Events and Activities

D) Toolkit: Sisters In Spirit Vigils - A Movement for Social Change

E) Toolkit: Men as Effective Allies

Chapter 2 - People Assisting Families

A) Toolkit: Unlocking the Mystery of Media Relations

B) Toolkit: Navigating the Missing Persons Process

C) Template: Missing Persons Poster

D) Toolkit: Navigating Victim Services

Chapter 3 - Teachers and Educators

A) Toolkit: Introducing the Issue of Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women and Girls into the Classroom

B) Toolkit: NWAC Suggested Resources for Teachers and Educators

C) Toolkit: Safety Measures for Aboriginal Women

D) Fact Sheet: Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women and Girls

E) Fact Sheet: Violence Against Aboriginal Women

F) Fact Sheet: Root Causes of Violence Against Aboriginal Women and the Impact of Colonization


Watch the Community Resource Guide Training Video 

If you have questions or comments about this resource guide, please contact NWAC at 1-800-461-4043, Ext. 241.