(Ottawa, ON) – The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) are pleased to make the following statement:
The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) met today resulting in a very constructive and cordial meeting. Both organizations are deeply concerned about the issue of missing and murdered Aboriginal women. We have agreed to participate in partnership and to be constructive voices in developing solutions on this critical issue. Police leaders are committed to concrete action regardless of what process is determined.
The Native Women’s Association of Canada is founded on the collective goal to enhance, promote, and foster the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of First Nations and Métis women within First Nation, Métis and Canadian societies. As a national organization representing Aboriginal women since 1974, NWAC’s mandate is to achieve equality for all Aboriginal women in Canada.
The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police was established in 1905 and represents approximately 1,000 police leaders from across Canada. The Association is dedicated to the support and promotion of efficient law enforcement and to the protection and security of the people of Canada. Through its member police chiefs and other senior police executives, the CACP represents in excess of 90% of the police community in Canada which include federal, First Nations, provincial, regional and municipal, transportation and military police leaders.
For further information, please contact:
Claudette Dumont-Smith, Executive Director
Native Women’s Association of Canada
Toll free 1-800-461-4043
Timothy M. Smith
Government Relations and Strategic Communications
Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police