Take Advantage of the Available 2018-2019 Special Pilot Project Funding

Access this funding to gain a better understanding of FHRMIRA or to increase community capacity to deal with the provisional federal rules.
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Introducing: New MRP Toolkits

The Centre of Excellence for Matrimonial Real Property is pleased to announce three (3) new MRP Toolkits to its training regime.  Each Toolkit provides focused training on one of the three major aspects of implementing the Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act.

  • Provisional Federal Rules (PFR) Toolkit
  • MRP Law-making and Ratification Toolkit
  • Implementation of an MRP Regime Toolkit

Each Toolkit is intended as stand-alone training on one aspect of the implementation of the Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act.  This allows for a more focused exploration of each aspect of the legislation.  In the future, a First Nation may request training targeted to meet their most immediate need; however, this suite of materials is being piloted together in 2018-2019.    When used together, the three Toolkits and associated training materials will provide a fulsome understanding of all aspects of the legislation.

We invite participation of First Nations representatives in the inaugural sessions our newly developed Matrimonial Real Property Focused Training.  Two sessions will be held; one in Calgary November 20-22, 2018 and one in Toronto December 11-13, 2018.

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Request for Proposals: COEMRP Dispute Resolution Project

The National Aboriginal Lands Managers Association (NALMA) is requesting proposals from experienced consultants or firms for the development of two dispute resolution models.  These models would be for use by First Nations wishing to provide on-reserve spouses and common-law partners with a mechanism to resolve matrimonial real property disputes on separation or survivorship. Additional deliverables include training materials to be used to introduce the models and provide instruction on the use, customization and implementation of the model and a work-book to guide the First Nation technicians or committee tasked with the development, customization and implementation of the dispute resolution process.

Proposals will be received by the National Aboriginal Lands Managers Association located at 1024 Mississauga Street, Curve Lake, Ontario K0L 1R0 until 4:30 pm on August 24, 2018. Proposals can also be emailed to Leona Irons – Executive Director at lirons@nalma.ca with the subject line COEMRP Dispute Resolution Proposal. Proposals received after the closing date will not be considered.


The RFP Contacts are Kathy McCue, MRP Specialist West– kmccue@coemrp.ca (available now until August 17th) and Chris Angeconeb, MRP Specialist East – cangeconeb@coemrp.ca (available August 17 – August 24).

The proponent is responsible for obtaining any needed clarification. Questions should be directed in writing to the RFP contact.

RFP COEMRP Dispute Resolution project