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

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")
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")
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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):
April 30, 2021

The Caring Society, Assembly of First Nations (AFN), Assemblée des premières nations Quèbec-Lafrador (AFNQL), Aseniwuche Winewak Nation (AWN) and Makivik Corporation submit their factums to the Court of Appeal of Quebec in relation to the Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis Children, Youth and Families

April 1, 2021

Attorney General of Canada submits its factum to the Quebec Court of Appeal relating to An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families.

March 17, 2021

Tribunal approves a consent order (2021 CHRT 12) regarding non-Agency Communities providing child and family services. 

March 12, 2021

Canada files Memorandum of Fact and Law for judicial reviews of CHRT orders regarding compensation and Jordan’s Principle eligibility of non-status First Nations children off reserve who are recognized by their Nations.

March 5, 2021

Attorney General of Canada submits two Amended Notices of Application for Judicial Review to the Federal Court.

Court File No. T-1559-20 is in relation to the Jordan's Principle judicial review and the Tribunal’s order regarding eligibility with the Compensation Framework. 

Court File No. T-1621-19 is in relation to the compensation judicial review. The AGC makes application for orders to set aside the CHRT orders 2020 CHRT 7, 2020 CHRT 15, 2021 CHRT 6 and 2021 CHRT 7. 

February 23, 2021

The Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) releases a new PBO report entitled "Compensation for the delay and denial of services to First Nations children." 

Abstract: "This report estimates the financial cost of complying with a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal decision (2019 CHRT 39) as it relates to children who experienced delays and denials of services which should have been available under Jordan’s Principle. A previous report estimated the cost of complying with that decision as it relates to children taken into care."

February 15, 2021

The Attorney General of Quebec submits a factum on the C-92 matter to the Quebec Court of Appeal.