• Announcing the creation of a Quebec Family Information Liaison Unit (QFILU) for families of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls
Oct 11, 2017
As a continuation of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, the Department of Justice Canada has solicited various provincial victim-service providers in order to set up Family Information Liaison Units. These units are intended to guide and assist victims’ families in their search for information with the different organizations and services involved.

Coordinated in Quebec by the Bureau d’aide aux victimes d’actes criminels (BAVAC) of the ministère de la Justice du Quebec, the unit acts as a single information window for victims’ families in order to ensure a liaison between organizations and services. To that end, it collaborates with various governmental partners (ministère de la Justice du Québec, Directeur des poursuites criminelles et pénales, ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, ministère de la Sécurité publique, Bureau du coroner, etc.), community partners (Centre d’aide aux victimes d’actes criminels, Native Friendship Centres, etc.) as well as Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal police services.

However, it is important to point out that, as outlined in its mandate, the unit is not intended to settle complaints, initiate or participate in inquiries, offer legal advice, participate in the National Inquiry or provide psychological support to families.

TOLL-FREE LINE

The QFILU can be reached at any time for an information request or any other question via this toll-free telephone number: 1-888-338-3023.

CONTACT

Joannie Daigneault, assistant to the QFILU coordinator
Bureau d’aide aux victimes d’actes criminels (BAVAC)
1200, route de l’Église, 3e étage
Québec (Québec) G1V 4M1
Telephone: 418-646-6548 ext. 21489
Fax: 418-646-5995
joannie.daigneault@justice.gouv.qc.ca