Submit a request under Jordan's Principle: Step 5. How to send a request


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

Jordan's Principle can help First Nations children flourish.

Step 5. How to send a request

Contact us through our call centre, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or your regional representative to start your request for funding under Jordan's Principle. We are here to help.

Having certain information ready when you contact us can help if you are seeking access to funding for a product, service or support.

This includes:

  • the registration number for the child or parent under the Indian Act (if available)
    • if this is unavailable and the child ordinarily lives on reserve, you can provide information regarding residency on reserve, such as:
      • confirmation that the child is included in the nominal roll
      • a copy of a recent invoice, bill or notice, showing the child's parent or guardian's name and address, such as a utility bill, or tax notice
      • a signed email or letter from a Band Council member or community health, educational, or social professional confirming that the child ordinarily resides on reserve
  • the product, service or support needed
  • how often the product, service or support will be needed
    • one time
    • many times
    • on an ongoing basis
  • estimated costs (if known)
  • copies of related
    • prescriptions
    • referrals from a health, social or education professional (if you have them)
    • medical, educational, social assessments identifying the need for the product, service or support
  • a summary of the child's history and unique needs that should be considered to support the request
  • if the request has been submitted in the past, the name of the provincial or federal program or service where the request was submitted and copies of documents submitted (if available)

If you are seeking reimbursement, follow the steps listed in Step 7. Reimbursement.

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