Effective Friday, September 17, a province-wide mandatory masking order will be implemented for all indoor public spaces. 

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Help for Families of Missing or Murdered Persons

Hundreds of people go missing in Saskatchewan every year. However, most are found safe and returned to their loved ones. People can go missing for a number of reasons: accident, health issues, voluntary leaving, abduction or foul play. When someone goes missing, family, friends and the community become concerned.

Families and friends of missing persons do not have to face this difficult situation alone.

The Saskatchewan Missing Persons Partnership (SMPP) (formerly called the Provincial Partnership Committee on Missing Persons) was formed in 2005 to support families of long-term missing persons (persons missing longer than six months). The SMPP is made up of Indigenous, community, police and government representatives. They work collaboratively to prevent people from going missing and to improve responses and supports when people do go missing. In 2021, the committee decided on the SMPP as its new name to clarify its connection to Saskatchewan and highlight the partnership's collaborative approach.

The Government of Saskatchewan declares a Missing Persons Week annually in the province to raise awareness about why people go missing and to inform the public as to what measures can be taken in relation to missing persons prevention and response.

Read the SMPP newsletter.


1. Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

The Family Information Liaison Unit (FILU) is a federally-funded unit that runs parallel to, but independent of, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Working with other agencies, government and non-government organizations, the FILU helps families connect with agencies who can provide information about their loved ones. Additional information can be found on the Department of Justice website for Family Information Liaison Units.


2. Agency Support

Agency Response Guide
This guide intends to provide information that will support agencies in assisting and supporting the families and friends of missing persons.


3. Family Support

What do we know about missing persons in Saskatchewan?
An overview of information on missing persons in our province.

Missing Persons Checklist
Step by step actions that family members should take in a missing persons situation.

Media Toolkit
A resource to help families with media relations.

Parental-Child Abduction
Criminal parental child abduction occurs when one parent takes or keeps the child away from the other parent, does not have consent from the other parent to take or keep the child, and intentionally deprives the other parent of custody rights.

You will also find a number of resources in the Victims of Crime and Abuse section of this website.


4. Reports and Reference Material


5. Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police (SACP)

The Saskatchewan Association of Chiefs of Police (SACP) is the voice of policing in Saskatchewan. Because police agencies in Saskatchewan have jurisdiction over missing person cases, the SACP has a large role in the Provincial Partnership Committee on Missing Persons. Their website contains information on missing persons as well as materials profiled during the annual Missing Persons Week.

To learn more, visit the SACP website.

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