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

Report
Canadian CW research
Authors

The Jordan's Principle Working Group

Source
Ottawa, ON: Assembly of First Nations.
Abstract

Without denial, delay or disruption: Ensuring First Nations children’s access to equivalent services through Jordan’s Principle describes the existence of widespread jurisdictional ambiguities and underfunding in health and social services for First Nations children.  The research presented in the report indicates that jurisdictional ambiguities and underfunding give rise to gaps and disparities in the services available to First Nations children. It further suggests that, as a result, First Nations children can encounter differential standards of service, require increased-intensity interventions by health and social service systems, and even face increased risk of institutional care.