Grand Council Treaty#3 hosts Jordan’s Principle Information Session

Grand Council Treaty#3 is hosting a Jordan’s Principle meeting May 29-30, 2018 at the  Eagle’s Landing Convention Centre in Dryden, Ontario.  Health directors, Education directors, Child and Family Services staff and community representatives from across the Treaty#3 territory will be meeting with staff from the Ontario Region First Nation Inuit Health Branch, Department of Indigenous Services Canada.  The information session will provide support with Jordan’s Principle Individual Intake applications, the role of the regional and headquarters office on approvals and appeals, group applications and reporting requirements.



Jordan River Anderson was a First Nation child from Norway House Cree Nation in Manitoba born with complex medical needs who required hospitalization from birth.  At the age of 2 years old, the doctors approved Jordan to leave the hospital and reside in a medical foster home.  The Provincial and Federal governments could not agree who on who was financially responsible for his care outside of the hospital, despite having a capable family ready.  Jordan passed away in hospital before there could be resolution to the issue .


Quick Facts:

Canadian Human Rights Tribunal

2016 – The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ordered the Government of Canada to cease applying a narrow definition to Jordan’s Principle and take measures to implement Jordan’s Principle to its full meaning and scope

2017 – The Government of Canada is to ensure substantive quality in the provision of services to the child, to ensure culturally appropriate services and to safeguard the best interests of the child.


Jordan’s Principle

 Is a child-first principle that aims to make sure First Nations children can access all public services in a way that is reflective of their distinct cultural needs, takes full account of the historical disadvantage linked to colonization, and without experiencing any service denials, delays or disruptions because they are First Nations. (First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada)


For more information please contact:
Janine Seymour
Political Advisor
1-807- 464-1261