Jordan's Principle

Jordan's Principle is a child-first principle intended to ensure that First Nations children do not experience, delay, denial, or disruption of services that are normally available to all other children. A Members Motion (M-296) endorsing the adoption of Jordan's Principle was unanimously passed in the House of Commons in 2007. One area in which Jordan's Principle applies is in the area of child welfare services.

This page provides information related to the formulation of, background to, and governmental responses to Jordan's Principle.

For a comprehensive catalog of Jordan's Principle related information and documents, visit the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society's webpage

Title Authors Year
Without Denial, Delay, or Disruption: Ensuring First Nations Children’s Access to Equitable Services Through Jordan’s Principle

The Jordan's Principle Working Group

2015
Without denial, delay or disruption: Ensuring First Nations children’s access to equivalent services through Jordan’s Principle

Sinha, Vandna

2015
Jordan's Principle Infographic

Assembly of First Nations

2015
How is Jordan’s Principle related to the Tribunal?

Currie, Vanessa
Sinha, Vandna

2015
Jordan’s Principle Advocacy Needed Soon

Jordan's Principle Working Group

2015
Jordan’s Principle – Background Information

Jordan's Principle Working Group

2015
From the House of Commons resolution to Pictou Landing Band Council v. Canada: An update on the implementation of Jordan’s Principle

Sinha, Vandna
Blumenthal, Anne

2014
Taking action together on shared priorities ~ for the future of Indigenous peoples and all of Canada. Submission to the council of the federation

Assembly of First Nations

2014
Outside the Circle – the Status of Jordan’s Principle: Part 1

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network

2014
Outside the Circle – the Status of Jordan’s Principle: Part 2

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network

2014
Outside the Circle – the Status of Jordan’s Principle: Part 3

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network

2014
Jordan’s Principle: Video

Prepared for Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs

2013
Jordan's Principle: Video

Produced by the Manitoba Nurses Union

2013
Are we doing enough? A status report on Canadian public policy and child and youth health, 2012 edition

Canadian Paediatric Society

2012
Invited response to Concluding Observations for the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination: Canada’s 19th and 20th reports on the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

UNICEF Canada

2012
Jordan’s Principle: Canada’s broken promise to First Nations children?

Blackstock, Cindy

2012
Aboriginal children suffer while governments ignore Jordan’s Principle

MacDonald, Noni E.

2012
Aboriginal Children. Canada must do better: Today and tomorrow. Special report submitted to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates

2011
Are we doing enough? A status report on Canadian public policy and child and youth health, 2009 edition

Canadian Paediatric Society

2009
Jordan’s Principle remains in limbo

Lett, Dan

2008