Applying for an Exclusive Occupation Order for a Family Home on Reserve

COEMRP is pleased to provide a series of self help guides entitled “Applying for an Exclusive Occupation Order for a Family Home on Reserve” (one per province) that assist individuals in a relationship breakdown who are looking to apply for an Exclusive Occupation Order under Section 20 of the Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act. Click here to view.

 

Note: An Exclusive Occupation Order (EOO) is a court order that provides one spouse or common-law partner (whether or not they are a First Nation member or an Indian as defined under the Indian Act) short to long term occupancy of the family home on reserve to the exclusion of the other spouse or common-law partner. This could apply even if the home is owned by the First Nation.

The duration of this order could range from a set number of days to a longer period e.g., until dependent children reach the age of majority.

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“What Happens To My Family Home On-Reseve When my Relationship Ends or My Spouse Dies?”

Chiefs, Councillors, Lands, Housing, Social Services or other designated staff, please register for one of the following MRP Toolkit Training Sessions:

Kenora, Ontario – January 31-February 2, 2017
Timmins, Ontario – January 31-February 2, 2017
Vancouver, British Columbia – February 14-16, 2017

Sponsorship is available up to $2500.00 per First Nation.
Register here

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New Category Announcement – Matrimonial Real Property Project Pilot Funding

The Centre of Excellence for Matrimonial Real Property is pleased to announce a new category added to the Matrimonial Real Property Project Pilot Funding for 2016-2017.

Category # 4:  Increasing Community Members Awareness of the Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act (the Act) as it relates to their community and Discussions on the Option to Enact a Community-specific Law – This funding will provide support to those communities who wish to engage their community members in building the awareness and understanding of the Act. This engagement process is needed to prompt initial community members’ discussions which may increase the incentive in moving forward in addressing the First Nation’s MRP needs. The eligible activities could include holding community meetings, development and distribution of various communiques specific to the First Nation, accessing professional expertise, hiring of community consultation worker for the community members’ engagement process, development of survey questionnaires to be distributed to the community members, and media activities. First Nations are invited to submit a proposal for funding up to $25,000 to increase awareness and understanding of the legal implications and opportunities under the Act.

You can find the updated version of the MRP proposal package here