About Jordan's Principle
What is Covered?
How is it Different in BC?
• Applies to all First Nations children on- and off-reserve, status and non-status.• Applies to all public services, including services that are beyond the normative standard of care to ensure substantive equity.• Involves all governments. Although a jurisdictional dispute is not necessary.• 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 all public services and ensure substantive equity3. 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 equity.
Home support and personal care; in-home nursing care; in-home respite; client assessment; case management; physiotherapy; occupational therapy; speech language therapy; in-home palliative care services for children; and certain nutritional supplements.
Meal programs, meal planning and preparation for children with special dietary needs, day programs for children, attendant care services, group care and non-medical transportation; and minor home maintenance related to accessibility (levered door handles instead of knobs; support rails in bathrooms) and more.
• FNHA will serve all First Nations, regardless of residence and status. • 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
Jordan’s Principle Implementation
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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