Ottawa, October 7, 2013 – Today the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), in collaboration with various police partners, launched a week-long social media campaign as part of its efforts to help solve outstanding cases of missing aboriginal women. The campaign will highlight specific cases from across Canada that are featured on the Canada’s Missing website (www.canadasmissing.ca) and encourages the public to help in solving these cases.
From October 7th until October 11th, the RCMP will share information on these cases on its Facebook and Twitter accounts and call on policing partners and the public to take part in this campaign. Each case on the Canada’s Missing website is profiled with a poster that provides information about the missing individual and the circumstances of the case and can be printed for distribution.
How the public can help:
RCMP officers and investigators from our partner police agencies work tirelessly to solve cases of missing persons. The RCMP is leading task forces across the country dedicated to actively reviewing files of missing women, including Aboriginal women. Project Devote in Manitoba, Project E-PANA in Northern and Central British Columbia and Project Even-Handed in Vancouver are great examples of RCMP-led multi-agency taskforces diligently investigating cases of homicides and missing persons in Canada. The RCMP also works in consultation with the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) in order to raise awareness of the issue of Missing Aboriginal women in Canada.
This initiative is an opportunity for communities across the country to be involved by sharing information that may generate tips for the investigating officers. With the public’s help we hope to bring these women home.
For media inquiries:
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Media Relations