Jordan's Principle Timeline & Documents

Please also check the I am a Witness timeline & documents for additional submissions to the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal that include Jordan's Principle.

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2024

April 12, 2024

The Caring Society writes to the Tribunal with a proposed modification to the schedule to allow for a July or August hearing, following the Tribunal's approval of the request for extension sought by AFN. AFN also provides a written response to the Caring Society's letter. 

Canada has also provided the requested information sought during the cross-examinations of Valerie Gideon and Candice St-Aubin. 

 

April 11, 2024

The Caring Society's letter in response to the Panel's direction for scenario-based planning by the Caring Society and Canada. AFN, COO, and NAN also file a joint submission requesting a case management conference to discuss the Panel's direction. 

April 8, 2024

The Parties, including the Caring Society, Canada, NAN, COO and CHRC, submit letters to the Tribunal in response to AFN’s request to adjournment motion to amend non-compliance motion on Jordan’s Principle. 

On April 8, the Panel also provided direction to the Parties regarding next steps following Canada's cross-motion in response to the Caring Society's non-compliance motion. The Panel asked the Parties to come up with scenarios/options that demonstrate how, while the complete reform of Joradn's Principle is underway, their requested options/scenarios contribute to effectively eliminating the discrimination against First Nations children, and prevents it from recurring.

April 5, 2024

On April 5, 2024, the AFN filed a request to adjourn schedule of hearings on the non-compliance motion on Jordan's Principle. 

March 27, 2024

The Caring Society submits to the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal the reply affidavits of Cindy Blackstock and Dr. Ryan Giroux following the Caring Society's non-compliance motion on Jordan's Principle

Indigenous Services Canada's report showing the reported Jordan's Principle backlogs across regions as of March 27, 2024.

The Caring Society submits Intervener Factum to the Supreme Court of Canada in Attorney General of Québec v. Pekuakamiulnuatsh Takuhikan.

March 26, 2024

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) submits to the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal the amended affidavit of Craig Gideon following the Caring Society's non-compliance motion on Jordan's Principle

March 15, 2024

Canada submits the affidavits of Valerie Gideon and Candice St-Aubin, along with a Notice of Cross Motion, to the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal following the Caring Society's non-compliance motion on Jordan's Principle

February 6, 2024

The Tribunal issued the motion schedule for the non-compliance motion on Jordan's Principle, filed by the Caring Society in December 2023.

January 17, 2024

On January 17, 2024, Canada and the AFN both formally withdrew their applications for judicial review at the Federal Court, which were filed in response to the Tribunal's letter-decision and subsequent order, 2022 CHRT 41, which found that the class-action Final Settlement Agreement on compensation did not fully satisfy its orders on compensation. 

Canada also formally withdrew its appeal at the Federal Court of Appeal. 

January 12, 2024

The Caring Society's January 12, 2024 affidavits as part of the December 12, 2023 non-compliance motion on Jordan's Principle. Affidavits of C. Blackstock and B. Mathews are included.