What is Jordan’s Principle?
“Jordan’s Principle is a principle that ensures there is substantive equality and that there are no gaps in publicly funded health, social, and educational programs, services and supports for First Nations children.” (Assembly of First Nations, 2018)
To assist First Nation families with children by connecting them to services and resources that children require both on and off reserve.
To ensure First Nations children receive Equitable, quality appropriate health, social and educational services. Children do not have to be registered to access Jordan’s Principle.
Assisting families with the application process to access needed services Coordinating services for children approved for services or supports through Jordan’s Principle.
Jordan’s Principle may provide assistance with:
Jordan River Anderson was a First Nations child from Norway Cree House Nation in Manitoba.
He was born in 1999 with complex medical needs that could not be treated on-reserve. Since the provincial and federal governments could not agree on who would cover the costs for Jordan’s in-home care, he was unnecessarily kept in the hospital for over two years.
He passed away in 2005, never having the opportunity to live with his family and loved ones in his community.
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