Jordan's Principle

Provided by: Government of Canada - Indigenous Services Canada

Service Description

Provides funding for First Nation and Inuit children to access a variety of health, social, and educational needs. Examples include:
  • Health: Mobility aids. wheelchair ramps, addiction and mental health services, services from Elders, specialized hearing aids, medical supplies and equipment, therapeutic services, transportation to appointments, services for children in care, and more
  • Social: Personal support worker, social worker, specialized summer camps, respite care, specialized programs based on cultural beliefs and practices, and more
  • Education: School supplies, tutoring services, specialized school transportation, teaching assistance, psycho-education assessments, and assistive technologies
See website for list of emails for the Atlantic Region

COVID-19 UPDATE: Taking into consideration that the professional documents normally required to complete a request may not be possible. In some cases they may accept emails from professionals or documents can be provided at a later date. Contact the regional office for details.

Information

Eligibility:
All First Nations children, regardless of whether they live on or off-reserve (not limited to children with disabilities) * Under Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) policy, non-status children on-reserve are being considered eligible

See website for full eligibility details
Fees:
No fees
How to Access:
Call or email the local regional contact to make a funding request and and obtain forms
Documents Required:
Dependent on request
Program Hours:
Call centre is 24/7
Program Phone Numbers:
Language:
English
Coverage Area:
Canada

Service Locations & Contact Info