Department of Justice

Victim Services

Family Information Liaison Unit (FILU)

FILU- a new resource for families of missing or murdered Indigenous women and girls.

The Family Information Liaison Unit provides dedicated, family-centered, culturally-safe assistance by gathering requested information on behalf of family members of missing or murdered Indigenous women and girls.

FILU services are available to all families of missing or murdered indigenous women and girls and does not use a strict definition of a family member; cultural kin, foster care relatives and close friends will be accepted as clients.

FILU can assist families who are searching for information related to their loved-one’s case.

The FILU team can help to:

• Research available information and connect with relevant agencies such as police, coroner and others;
• Determine if you can access information and if not, who in your family can;
• Request official information;
• Arrange meetings between families and agencies for information sharing;
• Support and accompany families during meetings with agencies;
• Assist with explanations when no records or information are available;
• Provide information, assistance, advocacy and accompaniment for families to access services and resources.

If your loved one’s case is currently in the investigation stage or court system,
FILU can:

• Connect with the RCMP to provide families with updates;
• Attend court to provide support, information and updates for families during any related court proceeding;
• Work with other agencies, such as Corrections to help you understand the status of the offender in the justice system (e.g. jail, probation, other processes);
• Connect families to relevant resources.

FILU is a unit of the Department of Justice’s Victim Services branch.

Contact FILU:
Phone: 867-393-7178
Toll free: 1-800-661-0408 extension 7178
Location: 301 Jarvis St., second floor (Victim Services office), Whitehorse, Yukon
Mailing address: PO Box 2703 (J-7), Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 2C6

The Family Information Liaison Unit is established in partnership with
Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council:
Phone: (867) 667-6162
Address: 307 Jarvis St, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2H3