Given the current social crisis, the Chiefs of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) met in Val-d’Or, on October 27, to target priorities requiring immediate action. Among the proposed actions, the Chiefs have denounced the lack of tools and resources for First Nations to provide adequate services and tackle social issues and the root causes. In order to address the situation in Val-‐d’Or, the Chief of the AFNQL held a meeting with Premier Couillard in Montréal, on November 4, 2015.
In light of the situation in Val-d’Or, the AFNQL and the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC) have been getting many requests for information from First Nations members concerning what to do if they want to make complaints or disclosures concerning Criminal Acts such as sexual abuse or assault, and what kind of support can they access.
In order to guide First Nations members in their request to make complaints or requests for support, please refer to the following information: Information Guide