Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act: Engagement 2017-2018

Budget 2018 proposes to invest $5.5 million over two years to continue the Matrimonial Real Property Implementation Support Program, while supporting new and more targeted training and awareness activities.

From Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

Current status: Closed

This engagement began on October 24, 2017 and ended on March 31, 2018.


The purpose of this engagement is to receive feedback and advice on current implementation challenges of the act and new features that can help support the implementation of the act, which came into effect in 2013.


Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, in partnership with the National Aboriginal Land Managers Association and the First Nation Lands Management Resource Centre will conduct the engagement.

It will include:

The First Nation Lands Management Resource Centre will also host a session for:


The engagement sessions will focus on new features or measures that could improve the implementation of the act (such as funding for votes, shelters).

They will have four themes asking what is needed from a:

How to participate

  1. attend a regional conference (by invitation)
  2. read the discussion guide (3.7 Mb, 11 pages) and send your responses by email or by mail to either one of the addresses in Contact us

When and where

City Date
Wendake, Quebec October 24 to 25, 2017
Calgary, Alberta November 14 to 15, 2017
Toronto, Ontario December 5 to 6, 2017
Halifax, Nova Scotia January 23 to 24, 2018
Kelowna, British Columbia (First Nation Lands Management Resource Centre session) January 30 to 31, 2018
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan February 20 to 21, 2018
Winnipeg, Manitoba March 6 to 7, 2018

What we heard

Consult summaries of the engagement sessions:

Related links

Contact us

Community Lands Development Directorate
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
10 Wellington St
Gatineau QC K1A 0H4
phone: 613-371-2141

Centre of Excellence for Matrimonial Real Property
c/o National Aboriginal Land Managers Association,
Small Business Centre
General Delivery
Curve Lake ON K0L 1R0
phone: 705-657-9992
fax: 705-657-2999

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