Jordan's Principle - News

  • Important Notice for 60's Scoop Survivors
    November 11, 2017

    Important notice for 60's Scoop survivors. The Caring Society is not directly involved in this proceeding. Contact persons listed in the notice for further information. 

  • NEW!! Spirit Bear 2018 Calendar
    October 19, 2017

    Spirit Bear's Guide to Reconciliation 2018 edition:

    Our 2018 calendars are officially sold out! Stay tuned for the 2019 edition of our calendar in the coming year. 


  • Globe and Mail Article:
    September 25, 2017
  • UNCERD calls on Canada to fully comply with and implement Tribunal rulings
    August 25, 2017
  • Continued discrimination against First Nations children violates global anti-racism treaty
    August 10, 2017

    Joint press release by Amnesty International Canada, Broadbent Institute, Canadian Friends Service Committee, Children First Canada, First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, Justice for Indigenous Women, KAIROS, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam-Québec, Project of Heart, Rideau Institute and United Food and Commercial Workers Canada. 

  • The Star editorial: What will it take for Ottawa finally to tackle Indigenous child-welfare crisis?
    May 29, 2017

    Editorial by The Star on the FN child welfare case and Jordan's Principle. Read here.

  • Caring Society press release on third non-compliance order issued May 26, 2017
    May 26, 2017

    OTTAWA, ON (May 26, 2017, 2:00 p.m.) – Caring Society press release on third non-compliance order issued May 26, 2017 

  • Breaking News: Tribunal issues a third non-compliance order on Jordan's Principle
    May 26, 2017

    OTTAWA, ON (May 26, 2017, 2:00 p.m.) – The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (“the Tribunal”) has issued a third compliance order finding Canada’s approach to Jordan’s Principle to be unlawful and discriminatory.

  • CBC News: Bear Witness Day brings awareness to Jordan's Principle
    May 10, 2017

    CBC News article on Bear Witness Day and the importance of Jordan's Principle, to view click here.

  • New Information Sheet!
    February 06, 2017
  • UPDATED: Report a Jordan's Principle Case
    January 19, 2017

    If you think you have encountered a Jordan's Principle case, please complete the below form and mail to:

    First Nations Child and Family Caring Society

    401-309 Cooper Street

    Ottawa, ON K2P 0G5

    You may also scan and send the form by e-mail to

  • Toronto Star article on Canada's failure to implement Jordan's Principle
    January 04, 2017

    The Caring Society has filed a motion at the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal alleging that the Federal government has failed to comply with the Tribunal's orders on Jordan's Principle. Click here to read the Toronto Star article and learn more.

  • UPDATED: Jordan's Principle contact list
    January 03, 2017

    Click below for our Jordan's Principle Q&A Information Sheet, revised December 2016.

  • Manitoba Legislature passes a motion calling on Canada to comply with the CHRT decisions and implement Jordan's Principle
    October 26, 2016

    Click below for full text of the motion and debate. 

  • Good News for the Kids: Canadian Human Rights Tribunal issues a Second Compliance Order Against the Government of Canada on the First Nations child welfare case
    September 15, 2016

    In a decision released September 15, 2016, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (“Tribunal”) found that the Canadian Government (INAC) has not demonstrated compliance with the Tribunal’s January 26, 2016 order finding Canada racially discriminates against over 163,000 First Nations children by providing flawed and inequitable child welfare services and failing to properly implement Jordan’s Principle. Read the compliance order here.

  • Canada commits up to $382M to implement Jordan's Principle
    July 06, 2016

    In an unexpected announcement on July 5, Health Minister Jane Philpott and Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett committed up to $382 million to address the disparity in health services for First Nations children living on reserve. Read more on CBC News.

  • This election, call on your leaders to do right by First Nations kids
    September 30, 2015

    Read the Caring Society's guest post on the Canadian Paediatric Society blog.

  • New report on Jordan’s Principle shows flawed government implementation leads to service denials and delays
    February 10, 2015
  • Students call on the Prime Minister to have a heart for First Nations children (audio)
    February 17, 2016

    On Wednesday, February 10, more than 600 children and young people from across the National Capital Region and beyond gathered on Parliament to celebrate love and fairness for First Nations children.

    The students read letters, and shared songs and poems calling on the Prime Minister and all Canadians to have a heart for First Nations kids and give them the childhood they deserve.

    Listen to their messages in this audio clip recorded and produced by journalist Michelle Bartleman. 

  • Letter of Support from OCDSB
    September 12, 2014

    A big THANK YOU to Ottawa Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) for their continued support of culturally based equity for First Nations children and young people!

    Want to engage with your School Board? Click here to read the letter of support.



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