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