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What Is Jordan's Principle?

Jordan’s Principle is a child first principle named in memory of Jordan River Anderson.  It ensures that First Nations children get the services they need when they need them.  The Government of Canada is legally responsible for Jordan’s Principle.


General Inquiries for Jordan's Principle can be sent to:

Who Is Eligible With Mnaasged Child and Family Services?

  • Children from the ages of 0 - 17

  • Community's with no Jordan's Principle programming on their First Nation

  • Members who live off of their First Nation

Children's request(s) are to be a service/product in the social, health and education sectors.

Some examples are:  Mental health, education, dental, land-based experience, medical need, respite care, psycho-educational assessment and screenings and justice.


*Retro Claims can be back dated to Jan. 1, 2016.

*Original Receipts are required and will not be returned.

*Appeals need to include a consent letter of representation.



How Long Does It Take To Get Approval?


Priority is for Hospitalization, Hospice and Medical, within 12-48 hours.


The Need determines the Outcome by Indigenous Service Canada.

Our Jordan's Principle Team!

Elfreda Ireland
Jordan's Principle Supervisor

519-289-1117 ext. 265

Misty Deleary
Jordan's Principle Navigator
519-289-1117 ext. 265

Suzanne Riley
Jordan's Principle Navigator
519-289-1117 ext. 226

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