Submit a request under Jordan’s Principle: Step 1. What is covered


If a child needs immediate care, please call 911 or your local emergency services number, or visit the nearest health facility.

Step 1. What is covered

Jordan's Principle responds to unmet needs of First Nations children no matter where they live in Canada.

Different levels of government fund different services for First Nations children. As a result, it can be hard to figure out how to access necessary products, services and supports.

Under Jordan's Principle, we can:

  • inform families about the help available for their child and how to access it
  • coordinate access to products, services and supports
  • provide funding when it's needed to make sure products, services and supports are accessed without delay

What is funded

Each child's situation is unique. Please confirm coverage in advance with your regional representative for Jordan's Principle.

Some examples of what has been funded under Jordan's Principle include:


  • mobility aids
  • wheelchair ramps
  • addiction services
  • services from Elders
  • mental health services
  • specialized hearing aids
  • traditional healing services
  • services for children in care
  • assessments and screenings
  • transportation to appointments
  • medical supplies and equipment
  • long-term care for children with specialized needs
  • therapeutic services for individuals or groups (speech therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy)


  • social worker
  • land-based activities
  • personal support worker
  • specialized summer camps
  • respite care (individual or group)
  • specialized programs based on cultural beliefs and practices


  • school supplies
  • tutoring services
  • teaching assistants
  • specialized school transportation
  • psycho-educational assessments
  • assistive technologies and electronics
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