I am a Witness: Tribunal Timeline and Documents

The timeline below chronicles the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal case on inequitable funding for First Nations child welfare, which the Tribunal ruled amounts to discrimination.  

View the pre-Tribunal timeline for a history of First Nations child and family services funding leading up the case. 

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2019

June 21, 2019

Bill C-92, "An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families", was given Royal Assent. Read it here

June 21, 2019

The Canadian Human Rights Commission's letter and supporting documentation - submissions in support of the Caring Society's request for full disclosure of the Requested Documents from Canada.

June 14, 2019

Caring Society's request for relief regarding information requests made by the Caring Society to Canada. 

June 3, 2019

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls released their Final Report, Reclaiming Power and Place, and Calls for Justice. 

May 30, 2019

The Respondent's reply submissions to the CHRT regarding capital.

May 1, 2019

Affidavit of Andrea Auger regarding Jordan's Principle.

Affidavit of Doreen Navarro.

April 4, 2019

Assembly of First Nations submissions to the Tribunal regarding compensation and major capital.

April 3, 2019

The Caring Society provides its written submissions regarding compensation as well as a Notice of Motion for compensation related to Jordan's Principle. 

An affidavit from Spenser Chalmers is also submitted to the CHRT.

March 26, 2019

The Caring Society's reply to submissions on the definition of a "First Nations child".

March 9, 2019

This briefing sheet provides a summary of the key elements of Bill C-92 and identifies important considerations for those in leadership, child and family service experts and legislators. There was very little time to prepare this document and thus, it should be regarded as a preliminary draft until further analysis is possible.