Timeline & Documents

Please also check the I am a Witness timeline & documents for additional submissions to the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal that include Jordan's Principle.

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February 6, 2024

The Tribunal issued the motion schedule for the non-compliance motion on Jordan's Principle, filed by the Caring Society in December 2023.

January 17, 2024

On January 17, 2024, Canada and the AFN both formally withdrew their applications for judicial review at the Federal Court, which were filed in response to the Tribunal's letter-decision and subsequent order, 2022 CHRT 41, which found that the class-action Final Settlement Agreement on compensation did not fully satisfy its orders on compensation. 

Canada also formally withdrew its appeal at the Federal Court of Appeal. 

January 12, 2024

The Caring Society's January 12, 2024 affidavits as part of the December 12, 2023 non-compliance motion on Jordan's Principle. Affidavits of C. Blackstock and B. Mathews are included. 


December 21, 2023

Federal Court order approving class action counsel legal fees in the amount of $40 million, plus disbursements and taxes for all work completed before October 31, 2023, and counsel fees for work completed from November 1, 2023 until completion of the last distribution protocol should be paid based on actual work performed (with no enhancement) using commercial hourly rates up to a maximum of $5 million. 

December 17, 2023

Canada's letter to the Tribunal in response to the Caring Society's notice of motion on Jordan's Principle. 

December 12, 2023

The Caring Society makes a motion for relief to the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal regarding Canada’s wilful and chronic failure to adhere to the Tribunal's orders on Jordan's Principle. The motion includes immediate measures for resolving areas of Canada's non-compliance with Jordan's Principle, called the Jordan's Principle Work Plan. 

November 20, 2023

Federal Court order approving the revised Final Settlement Agreement on compensation. 

October 24, 2023

The Caring Society's full statement on the Federal Court's approval of the $23B compensation agreement for First Nations children and families harmed by Canada's discriminatory approach to child welfare and Jordan's Principle. 

October 20, 2023

Canada responds to the Parties’ October 10, 2023 responses to the Panel’s August 21, 2023 correspondence requesting a supplementary report to detail implementation of the Tribunal’s orders. It is also in reply to the Panel’s October 4, 2023 correspondence requesting an update on negotiations of long-term reform of the First Nations Child and Family Services (FNCFS) Program as well as matters related to the implementation of Jordan’s Principle.

October 13, 2023

Federal Court Notice advising Canada to file their responding motion record on the counsel fee motion by October 19, 2023 at 4:00PM and the Class Action Plaintiffs to provide information about the total legal fees attributable to the compensation negotiations and proceedings before the Tribunal.