To report a Jordan's Principle case directly to the federal government call centre, please call the 24-hour line or visit www.canada.ca/jordans-principle.
• English: 1-855-JP CHILD (1-855-572-4453)
• French: 1-833-PJ ENFAN (1-833-753-6326)
• TTY: 1-866-553-0554
Please note: Inquiries will receive an evaluation and determination within 12-48 hours of receipt for individual requests and within 48 hours to 1 week for group requests.
Urgent cases will be assessed as soon as possible.
About Jordan's Principle
What is Covered?
How is it Different in BC?
• Jordan’s Principle is available to all First Nations children in Canada.• Applies to all public services, including services that are beyond the normative standard of care to ensure substantive equality.• Provides payment for needed services by the government or department that first receives the request
1. Resolve situations where governments and departments cannot agree about who should pay for services and supports to meet the needs of a First Nations child2. Cover the costs of public services and ensure substantive equity for all First Nations children and youth.3. Facilitate access to all services and supports for all First Nations children without delay or disruption
Jordan's Principle applies to all public services, including services that are beyond the normative standard of care to ensure substantive equality.
• FNHA will serve all First Nations, regardless of residence.• Case coordinators will assess needs; facilitate early intervention; develop integrated care plans; connect the child and family to needed services; remove the stress of navigating service systems; support families as they manage their needs; and involve relevant partners in each case, as necessary, to expediently address immediate service gaps
On May 26, 2017, and amended on November 2, 2017, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) issued a ruling that included an expanded definition of Jordan's Principle.
As part of the ruling, the CHRT ordered the Government of Canada to post this information online.
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