Helping clients access Jordan’s Principle funding. Jordan’s Principle helps to ensure First Nations children living in Canada can access the products, services and supports they need, when they need them.
Jordan’s Principle is a child-first principle that aims to eliminate service inequities and delays for First Nations children in need of support. The goal is to ensure children have access to the services, products, and supports they need regardless of whether they reside on or off reserve.
Jordan’s Principle is named after Jordan River Anderson, a young boy from Norway House Cree Nation who needed a special home for his medical needs, but the federal and Manitoba governments could not agree on who should pay for his home-based care.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
A child under the age of majority in their province or territory of residence can access Jordan’s Principle, if they permanently reside in Canada and if the child meets one of the following criteria: •
Requests can be submitted by eligible individuals, family, guardians, and requests can also be submitted for groups of children from multiple families or guardians. Please note that requests are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Learn more about the types of requests and their eligibility requirements: www.jordansprinciplehubbc.ca/submitting-requests-in-bc/
Please call us to discuss your request.
Contact our Jordan’s Principle service coordinators to access Jordan’s Principle funding. Click to read more about our coordinators, and go through products and services covered through Jordan’s Principle
Note: In most circumstances, other sources of funding should be considered before applying for Jordan’s Principle.
> Is Jordan’s principle only available to children living off reserve?
> Who do children or families contact to get access to services and support?
> How quickly are requests processed under Jordan’s Principle?
> Can families appeal decisions under Jordan’s Principle?
> How will families be reimbursed for expenses?
CSFS Jordan’s Principle Service Coordinators:
Located in Burns Lake
Located in Prince George
24-hour Jordan’s Principle Call Centre:
For after-hour emergencies, please
contact Indigenous Services Canada at
1 (855) 572-4453
Open 24 hours, 7 days a week
Last modified: Tuesday 20-Jun-23 10:31:53 PDT