What is Jordan’s Principle?
The Jordan’s Principle Initiative is a child-first principle that is meant to ensure all First Nations children have access to essential services and timely access to such services. In other words, the Jordan’s Principle Initiative is designed to prevent all First Nations children from being denied essential services or from experiencing delays in receiving them.
The Jordan’s Principle Initiative says that any public service that is ordinarily available to all other children must be made available to First Nations children without delay or denial. The Jordan’s Principle Initiative is not a policy or a program; it is a legal requirement that resulted from the Orders of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal.