CHRT Consultation Protocol
Pursuant to the February 1, 2018, ruling of the CHRT, Canada has entered into a Consultation Protocol with the Parties of the CHRT—the AFN, the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, the Canadian Human Rights Commission, the Chiefs of Ontario, and the Nishnawbe Aski Nation.
The Consultation Protocol governs the direct consultation that Canada has been ordered to partake in with the Parties; the Consultation Protocol ensures that these consultations are carried out consistent with the honour of the Crown to eliminate the discrimination founded by the CHRT in its rulings. As per the CHRT, consultation shall pertain to the three phases of implementation of the rulings: immediate relief, mid- to long-term relief, and compensation.
The Consultation Protocol further establishes a Consultation Committee to oversee the relief ordered by the CHRT, with representatives of the Parties sitting on the Consultation Committee to guide this work.
The full text of the CHRT Consultation Protocol between Canada and the Parties can be found here.