July 2017 - June 2019
NmTC was engaged by the Privy Council of Canada to conduct a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. This project required tact, diplomacy in dealing with an issue with extreme sensitivities, MMIWG was a benchmark project in terms of the sheer scale and scope of activities for which NmTC was tasked. Fifty-two hearings and meetings were held in small communities and large urban centres throughout all provinces and territories in Canada - an average of one event per week for nearly one year. The size of the events ranged from small sessions to the closing event in June 2019, with 3000 participants.
The role of the event manager was to plan, organize, execute, event manage (i.e., accommodation, meeting space, hospitality, coordinate travel, facilitate expense reimbursements for witnesses, audiovisual, security, etc.), report writing, consultation, consult with Elders to establish the cultural requirements and protocols, for the MMIWG project. The NmTC event manager was a vital part of the MMIWG planning and implementation team.
MMIWG was conducted with compassion, respect and the utmost confidentiality and issued its report per the terms of reference for the Inquiry.
The project issued its final report, “Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls,” on time and within budget.
The size of the events ranged from small sessions to the closing event in June 2019, with 3000 participants.