The Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act was enacted to respond to an identified legislative gap regarding matrimonial real property on reserve.
After 4 years of implementation, federal officials, in partnership with the National Aboriginal Land Managers Association (NALMA) will be conducting an engagement process to receive feedback and advice regarding current implementation challenges and new features that can help support the on-going implementation of the Act. The First Nation Lands Management Resource Centre will also host a session for First Nations who have passed Matrimonial Real Property laws as a component of their Land Code under the First Nation Land Management Regime. Individual First Nations who have developed Matrimonial Real Property laws, successfully or unsuccessfully, will also figure prominently in these discussions.
To support INAC’s engagement objectives, NALMA and the COEMRP are assisting with the delivery of seven targeted engagement sessions. Invitations are being sent to First Nations and their relevant representatives. This targeted engagement is intended for:
- Land Managers or Councillors addressing Matrimonial Real Property;
- Band Administrators or other staff who are responsible for Matrimonial Real Property;
- Communities who have developed community-specific Matrimonial Real Property Law;
- and representatives from technical Indigenous organizations.
These engagement sessions will focus on:
- Feedback and advice regarding current implementation challenges;
- New features that can help support the on-going implementation of the Act.
This is an opportunity for First Nations to share experiences and collaboratively develop solutions to assess and improve the Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act.
There are three ways to participate:
- In Person: Attend a regional engagement session (by invitation). To register and for more information click the link below to the session for your province:
- MRP Engagement Session – Quebec (Bilingual)
- MRP Engagement Session – Alberta
- MRP Engagement Session – Ontario
- MRP Engagement Session – Atlantic (NS, NB, PEI, NF)
- MRP Engagement Session – British Columbia (including the First Nation Lands Management Resource Centre session)
- MRP Engagement Session – Saskatchewan
- MRP Engagement Session – Manitoba
- Online: Read the Discussion Guide and email your response and feedback to email@example.com
- By Mail: Send your responses and feedback to:
Dorothy Laplante, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
Community Lands Development Directorate
Les Terrasses de la Chaudière
10 Wellington St, 17TH Floor
Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 0H4