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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2021

September 27, 2021

The FNCIS-2019 report report summarizes the major findings for the First Nations Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse & Neglect-2019 (FN/CIS-2019). It was released on September 27, 2021. The information sheets summarizing the report are linked below. 

September 24, 2021

On September 24, 2021, Canada filed for Judicial Review on the Letter Decision issued by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal on August 26, 2021. 

August 26, 2021

On August 26, 2021, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal issued a letter-decision to clarify and reinforce previous rulings for the purpose of ongoing negotiations and communication between all the parties. The CHRT confirms that funding of buildings and additional capital assets that support the delivery of FNCFS and Jordan's Principle programs and prevention services must be provided to FNCFS agencies, including small agencies and First Nations. This letter-decision serves as a precursor to a larger order accompanied by reasons. 

August 6, 2021

The Caring Society writes to Canada regarding concerns of non-compliance with CHRT orders regarding Jordan's Principle. 

June 11, 2021

The Attorney General of Quebec submits a reply to the Quebec Court of Appeal. 

May 12, 2021

AGC v FNCFCSC et al - Memorandums of Fact and Law

Series of 7 Memorandums of Fact and Law:

  1. of the respondent, Canadian Human Rights Commission ("CHRC")
  2. of the respondent, Amnesty International 
  3. of the intervener, Congress of Aboriginal Peoples
  4. of the respondent, First Nations Caring Society of Canada ("FNCFCS")
  5. of the respondent, Nishnawbe Aski Nation ("NAN")
  6. of the respondent, Assembly of First Nations ("AFN")
  7. of Interested party, Chiefs of Ontario ("COO")
PDF File(s):
May 12, 2021

AGC v FNCFCSC et al - Memorandums of Fact and Law

Series of 7 Memorandums of Fact and Law:

  1. of the respondent, Canadian Human Rights Commission ("CHRC")
  2. of the respondent, Amnesty International 
  3. of the intervener, Congress of Aboriginal Peoples
  4. of the respondent, First Nations Caring Society of Canada ("FNCFCS")
  5. of the respondent, Nishnawbe Aski Nation ("NAN")
  6. of the respondent, Assembly of First Nations ("AFN")
  7. of Interested party, Chiefs of Ontario ("COO")
PDF File(s):
May 12, 2021

AGC v FNCFCSC et al - Memorandums of Fact and Law

Series of 7 Memorandums of Fact and Law:

  1. of the respondent, Canadian Human Rights Commission ("CHRC")
  2. of the respondent, Amnesty International 
  3. of the intervener, Congress of Aboriginal Peoples
  4. of the respondent, First Nations Caring Society of Canada ("FNCFCS")
  5. of the respondent, Nishnawbe Aski Nation ("NAN")
  6. of the respondent, Assembly of First Nations ("AFN")
  7. of Interested party, Chiefs of Ontario ("COO")
PDF File(s):
May 12, 2021

AGC v FNCFCSC et al - Memorandums of Fact and Law

Series of 7 Memorandums of Fact and Law:

  1. of the respondent, Canadian Human Rights Commission ("CHRC")
  2. of the respondent, Amnesty International 
  3. of the intervener, Congress of Aboriginal Peoples
  4. of the respondent, First Nations Caring Society of Canada ("FNCFCS")
  5. of the respondent, Nishnawbe Aski Nation ("NAN")
  6. of the respondent, Assembly of First Nations ("AFN")
  7. of Interested party, Chiefs of Ontario ("COO")
PDF File(s):