Submit a request under Jordan's Principle: Step 4. Who can send requests

Important

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

Step 4. Who can send requests

A request for a child or children in the same family or with the same guardian can be submitted by:

  • a parent or guardian of a First Nations or Indigenous child who ordinarily resides on reserve
  • a First Nations, or Indigenous child who ordinarily resides on reserve, at the age of consent in their province or territory of residence. A child at the age of consent can make decisions on their own about the care they need. Age of consent varies by province or territory.
  • an authorized representative of the child, parent or guardian
    • written or verbal consent must be provided by the parent or guardian

Note: An authorized representative is an individual or business that the requester has given authorized, written permission to act on their behalf with respect to a Jordan's Principle request.

A request for a group of children from multiple families or guardians can be submitted by:

  • a parent or guardian of First Nations or Indigenous children who ordinarily reside on reserve
  • a community or Tribal Council
  • a community organization or institution
  • a service coordinator, navigator or case manager

They can request products, services and supports, such as:

  • respite care
  • wheelchair ramps
  • support programs
  • educational assistants
  • transportation to school
  • local therapeutic specialists
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