Jordan's Principle - News

  • 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.


  • *New* Information Sheet on Jordan's Principle
    September 04, 2014
  • Child-friendly information sheet on First Nation Child Welfare Complaint
    July 17, 2014

    A new child and youth resource on the First Nations child welfare complaint at the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal with information on how young people can get involved.

    Learn more at

  • APTN: Feds drop appeal against Mi’kmaq mother and disabled son
    July 12, 2014
  • Federal Government drops its appeal of the Beadle/Pictou Landing case
    July 11, 2014

    The Federal Government has dropped its appeal in the Beadle/Pictou Landing case meaning the favourable Federal Court decision of April 2013 stands. The Caring Society extends warm thanks and appreciation to Maurina Beadle, her son Jeremy and Pictou Landing First Nation for setting this important precedent on Jordan’s Principle.

  • New! Information Sheet: The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal on First Nations Child Welfare
    July 04, 2014
  • Read the Two Row Times piece on Our Dreams Matter Too in Tyendinaga!
    June 18, 2014

    Click here to read the article from Two Row Times on the Our Dreams Matter Too walk and event in Tyendinaga that took place on June 11, 2014. 

  • Jordan's Principle
    Watch the new APTN 3-part series "Outside the Circle: The Status of Jordan's Principle"
    May 26, 2014

    The series explores what has happened with Jordan's Principle since the motion passed in 2007.

    Click to watch Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

  • UN Special Rapporteur calls on Canada to fix inequities in First Nations education, health and child welfare
    May 12, 2014

    Read it here! Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, James Anaya

    First Nations education, health care and child welfare are discussed under "social and economic conditions" (paras 15-31) and in recommendation 84.

  • A war of words around Jordan’s Principle: Bennett says ‘not paying is not an option’
    February 06, 2014


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