MRP Special Project Funding

The Centre of Excellence for Matrimonial Real Property (COEMRP) is pleased to announce Special Project Funding to provide financial support to First Nations. There are now Four Categories of Funding with varied streams in each category. First Nation governments enacting Matrimonial Real Property Laws pursuant to Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act are encouraged to apply. First Nations who are subject to the Provisional Federal Rules are also encouraged to apply. First Nations are invited to submit a proposal for funding up to $25,000 for projects related to the following areas:

CATEGORY 1 Education & Awareness

  • A. Understanding the Provisional Federal Rules (PFRs)
  • B. Understanding the First Nation-specific law enacted under FHRMIRA
  • C. Understanding Dispute Resolution in the context of Matrimonial Real Property

Category 2 Consultation & Strategic Planning

  • A. Community and Stakeholder Consultation to determine if the First Nation will stay under the PFRs or develop own law
  • B. Community and Stakeholder consultation to determine if the First Nation would like to develop a Dispute Resolution mechanism

Category 3 Law Development under FHRMIRA

  • A. Development of Laws: Legal Fees and incremental draft reviews by Community
  • B. Ratification

Category 4 Implementation

  • A. Organizational Capacity Building for implementation of PFRs
  • B. Organization Capacity Building for implementation of a First Nation Specific Law
  • C. Organizational Capacity Building for implementation of a Dispute Resolution mechanism

For a copy of the application package click here:

MRP Special Project Funding

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