Members of the public who won’t be attending the pre-inquiry meetings will also have an opportunity to provide input on the design and scope of the national inquiry.
On Jan. 5, the federal government launched an online survey asking Canadians who should conduct the inquiry, its timeframe, who should be heard as part of the inquiry process, and what issues should be considered.
“We want to hear from Canadians on this issue of national significance,” said Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs. “I encourage everyone to participate in this process via the online survey. We need to hear from all Canadians – especially survivors, families and loved ones, Indigenous organizations, and provinces and territories – to help us identify the best process for this inquiry.”
To access the online survey, visit http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/
Once the engagement process is complete, a final summary of what was heard during the pre-inquiry meetings and through the online survey will be posted online.
At the end of this engagement process, government will report back on what has been heard from the participants. The views and ideas expressed by all participants will allow the government to develop the inquiry, including the mandate, the terms of reference, the format of the inquiry, and the timeline.