The Assembly of First Nations (AFN), the Government of Canada and other parties signed an Agreement-in-Principle (AIP) on December 31, 2021, in which the federal government committed to compensation for First Nations impacted by the federal government’s discriminatory funding practices under the First Nations Child and Family Services (FNCFS) program and narrow application of Jordan’s Principle. The total proposed settlement package outlined in the AIP has a total value of $20 billion.
The AFN and other parties to the AIP continue to work toward a draft final agreement with negotiations progressing well. Once a draft final agreement is available, it will be shared with the AFN Executive Committee.
Details on compensation eligibility and the application process will not be available until there is approval by the Federal Court of Canada at the end of 2022. Compensation is expected to reach First Nations class members at the end of 2022 or early 2023.
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