What is Jordan’s Principle?
The Jordan’s Principle worker is responsible to coordinate services for children and families within the six First Nation communities who require services in accordance with the Jordan’s Principle directives funded by Department of Indigenous Services Canada. The Jordan’s Principle workers will work collaboratively with the First Nations and external services to ensure First Nation children are funded for appropriate services in a way that is reflective of their distinct cultural needs and that meets the children’s complex needs.
The Jordan’s Principle worker can assist children, youth and their families/caregivers to navigate the administrative process and apply for a variety of products and services.
Jordan’s Principle makes sure all First Nations children/youth living in Canada can access the products, services, and supports they need when they need them. Funding can help with a wide range of health, social and educational needs, including the unique needs that First Nations Two- Spirit and LGBTQQIA children and youth and those with disabilities may have. Jordan’s Principle is a child/youth-first approach to ensure that First Nations children/youth residing on or off reserve have access to the services they need when they need them. In addition to current, ongoing, and future services, First Nations children, youth, families, and service providers are eligible to apply retroactively for expenses previously incurred that were not covered.