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January 30, 2023

This update includes information about the Commission’s progress preparing the final report.

We are making steady progress preparing our final report, and remain on track to share it publicly by March 31 of this year. In addition to reviewing, analyzing and distilling the immense amount of information received during the course of the proceedings, producing the report requires discussion, deliberation, and of course, writing before the text can go through editing, translation and layout.

In addition to providing more updates like this one, between now and the report’s release, the Commission team will be reaching out to Participants and their counsel, community organizations and others who have been engaged with the Commission’s work to make sure everyone knows what to expect as the release date for the final report draws closer.

Since the conclusion of public proceedings, we have been saddened to see mass casualties and other serious incidents continue to take place in Canada and beyond our borders. These ongoing events underscore the importance of the Commission’s work to explore the broader context and related issues contributing to mass casualties. The final report will provide a comprehensive account of what happened, how and why it happened and what lessons can be learned to help keep our communities safer in the future. Until its release in late March, please remember there are many resources available for you to read and watch on the Commission’s website, including the webcasts from proceedings, witnesses, roundtables, the Foundational Documents focused on what happened, and the Commissioned Reports exploring the many related issues connected to the mass casualty. These resources will continue to inform ongoing conversations about mass casualties and their broader contexts.

We thank everyone for their continued interest in the work of the Commission. Even though our work will soon be finished, we all share the responsibility to act on the coming recommendations. This will require ongoing commitment from many people and organizations, and we are reassured to know that stakeholders, partners and communities far and wide are dedicated to help make us all safer in the future. You can sign up to receive these updates by visiting the home page of our website. A reminder that if you or someone you know needs support or help, please make use of the wellness support resources listed on our website.


The Mass Casualty Commission

Hon. J. Michael MacDonald, Chair

Leanne J. Fitch (Ret. Police Chief, M.O.M.)

Dr. Kim Stanton

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