The Tribunal released a ruling (2020 CHRT 36) on the groups of children eligible to receive services through Jordan's Principle. The Tribunal rules that cases meeting any one of the four criteria are eligible for consideration under Jordan's Principle. Those criteria are the following:
- The child is registered or eligible to be registered under the Indian Act, as amended from time to time;
- The child has one parent/guardian who is registered or eligible to be registered under the Indian Act;
- The child is recognized by their Nation for the purposes of Jordan’s Principle; or
- The child is ordinarily resident on reserve.