Jordan's Principle - Timeline and Documents






  • November 22, 2013

    Caring Society Motion for Intervenor Status in Pictou Landing case

  • October 18, 2013

    Pictou Landing First Nation and Maurina Beadle Factum for Federal Court of Appeal

  • August 19, 2013

     Canada's Memorandum of Fact and Law for Federal Court of Appeal

  • May 6, 2013

    Canada appeals the Federal Court decision enforcing Jordan's Principle.

  • April 4, 2013

    Federal Court rules in favour of Maurina Beadle and the Pictou Landing First Nation in Jordan’s Principle case






  • September 2008

    Manitoba adopts a very narrow interpretation of Jordan’s Principle that in the view of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada fails to address the impacts of jurisdictional disputes on First Nations children in Manitoba across all government services. Read more here

  • May 2008

    Auditor General of Canada releases her report confirming that Canada’s funding arrangements for First Nations child and family services are inequitable. The report points to the lack of social and the health services available on-reserve, and called on INAC and Health Canada to resolve jurisdictional disputes regarding funding responsibilities for services to First Nations children

  • January 24, 2008

    Premier Gordon Campbell of the Province of British Columbia endorses Jordan’s Principle across all government services. Read more here

  • 2008

    Federal officials begin trying to narrow Jordan’s Principle from applying to all federal government services to apply only to children with complex medical needs and multiple service providers, even though there is no language authorizing a narrowing of Jordan’s Principle in Motion 296



  • 2005

    The First Nations Child and Family Caring Society releases the Wen: De reports. Drawing on a team of over 20 researchers, the reports provide a holistic and detailed review of the federal government’s First Nations child and family services policy and set out recommendations for improvement. Among the policy recommendations is Jordan’s Principle, a child first principle to resolving jurisdictional disputes impeding First Nations children from accessing government services

    Read the Wen:de Reports: