Centre of Excellence for MRP

Matrimonial Real Property Law

In collaboration with First Nation people, communities and groups, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) developed legislation to address a long-standing and unacceptable legislative gap regarding matrimonial real property on reserves. The legislation is called the Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act (Act) The protections and rights provided by the provisional federal rules set out in sections 12 to 52 of the Act, came into force on December 16, 2014.

As of June 19, 2013, the federal government’s Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act received Royal Assent. To help First Nations with implementation, a Centre of Excellence (COE) for MRP was created. For more information visit, www.coemrp.ca.

Centre of Excellence for Matrimonial Real Property - Information Sheet

For more information please visit the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada website. or the
Native Women's Association of Canada that has the information along with other interesting topics.