Jordan's Principle

What Is Jordan’s Principal? 

Jordan’s Principal makes sure that all First Nations children in Canada can access the products, services, and support they need, when they need it. 

Funding helps with a wide range of health, social, and educational needs. 

Jordan’s Prinicipal also helps with unique needs that are specific to First Nations Two Spirited children and youth and those with disabilities. 

Jordan’s Principal was named in memory of Jordan River Anderson who was a young boy from Norway House Cree Nation in Manitoba. 


A child under the age of majority in their province or territory of residence can access Jordan’s Principle, if they permanently reside in Canada and if the child meets one of the following criteria:

• is registered or eligible to be registered under the Indian Act
• has one parent or guardian who is registered or eligible to be registered under the Indian Act
• is recognized by their nation for the purposes of Jordan’s Principle
• is ordinarily resident on reserve

Every child’s needs are unique. It is best to talk with Saskatchewan’s regional focal point in regards to what your/the child needs.

For all requests:


Examples of what is covered:

• mobility aids
• wheelchair ramps
• addiction services
• services from Elders
• mental health services
• specialized hearing aids
• traditional healing services
• services for children in care
• assessments and screenings
• transportation to appointments
• medical supplies and equipment
• long-term care for children with specialized needs
• therapeutic services for individuals or groups (speech therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy)

• social worker
• land-based activities
• personal support worker
• specialized summer camps
• respite care (individual or group)
• specialized programs based on cultural beliefs and practices

• school supplies
• tutoring services
• teaching assistants
• specialized school transportation
• psycho-educational assessments
• assistive technologies and electronics

You can contact local service coordinators in First Nations communities or organizations across Saskatchewan who deal directly with Jordan’s Principle (Call Saskatchewan Regional focal point to find out who those people are)

Saskatchewan Regional focal point: 1-833-752-4453

Jordan’s Principle Call Centre 24/7: 1-855-572-4453

teletypewriter: 1-866-553-0554


Some information to have when calling if applicable:

• The child’s registration number.
• Proof of child living on reserve.
• The product, support or service needed and how often it will be needed.
• Estimated costs (if known)
• Copies of related prescriptions, referrals, or assessments.
• A summary of the child’s unique needs.


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