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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September 9, 2020

IFSD releases its report Funding First Nations child and family services (FNCFS): A performance budget approach to well-being, final report of Phase 2 of the First Nations Child and Family Services (FNCFS) Project

August 27, 2020

IFSD releases its Executive Summary of the final report for Phase 2 of the First Nations Child and Family Services (FNCFS) Project. The Executive Summary provides a succinct overview of findings and recommendations for alternative funding and performance approaches for FNCFS.

August 11, 2020

Tribunal releases ruling (2020 CHRT 24) regarding Band Representative Services for Ontario First Nations, Tribal Councils and First Nations Child and Family Service Agencies. 

August 7, 2020

Caring Society Notice of Motion for "Declaration of non-compliance with the Tribunal's Orders" and "Eradiction of discrimination through needs-based funding, regardless of service provider".

July 17, 2020

The CHRT released a ruling on the groups of children eligible to receive services through Jordan's Principle. Canada has been ordered to immediately consider eligible for services through Jordan's Principle:

  • First Nations children who will become eligible for Indian Act registration/status under S-3 implementation.

The CHRT found two other categories of First Nations children who will be eligible in the future following a further order from the CHRT:

  •  First Nations children without Indian Act status who are recognized as citizens or members of their respective First Nations; and
  • First Nations children who do not have Indian Act status and who are not eligible for Indian Act status, but have a parent/guardian with, or who is eligible for, Indian Act status.
June 12, 2020

The Tribunal issues a ruling (2020 CHRT 17) regarding a disclosure issue. 

May 28, 2020

The Tribunal rules (2020 CHRT 15) on the compensation process on outstanding issues in order to finalize the Draft Compensation Framework. 

May 27, 2020

NAN submits reply letter on procedural issues.

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May 25, 2020

Order from the Federal Court regarding costs and reasons stemming from Canada's motion to stay the compensation order. 

May 20, 2020

Caring Society submits letter and procedural protocol responding to NAN's submissions dated May 13, 2020.

AGC, AFN submit letters to the CHRT regarding the Caring Society's letter and procedural protocol.