New federal funding to implement Jordan's Principle


In response to the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruling on First Nations children, the Government of Canada announced a new approach to implementing Jordan’s Principle. This approach puts the needs of children first and ensures that First Nations children living on-reserve receive the health and social services they need in a timely manner. 

A commitment of up to $382 million in new funding was made on July 5, 2016, to enhance service coordination and ensure service access resolution so that children’s needs are assessed and responded to quickly. Health Canada and Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada are engaging with First Nations and jurisdictional partners to identify what supports are needed and to find ways to prevent delays in receiving health and social services.