What is Jordan’s Principle?
Jordan’s Principle is a principle that ensures that a substantive equality and that there are no gaps in publicly funded health, social and education programs, and supports for First Nations children.
Named in honour of Jordan River Anderson (October 22, 1999 – February 2, 2005). Jordan was a First Nations child from Norway House Cree Nation. He was born with complex medical needs and because the province of Manitoba and the federal government could not agree on who would pay for his at-home care, he had to stay longer in the hospital unnecessarily. Jordan passed at the age of 5, never having had the chance to return to his family home, his First Nation and his loved ones.
In 2007, MP Jean Crowder tabled a private members motion in support of Jordan’s Principle
How can Keewatinohk Inniniw Minoayawin’s Jordan’s Principle team help?
Jordan’s Principle does offer help with many different types of services, as of right now, Keewatinohk Inniniw Minoayawin currently only offers the following services within specific communities.
- Pediatric care
- Clinical health psychology services.