Jordan’s Principle

About

Jordan’s Principle provides culturally appropriate support to ensure First Nations children and youth aged 0-19 receive the services they need, when they need them, in a way that works for them.

Jordan’s Principle aims to ensure there are no gaps in health, social and education programs, services and supports for First Nations children and youth. All requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis with an understanding that each situation is unique. Products, services, and supports may range from health, social, cultural, and educational needs.

The Jordan’s Principle Service Coordinator advocates and coordinates existing health, educational, cultural and social supports and services. When a gap or barrier arises in existing services, the child’s need will be substantiated by a Jordan’s Principle request to ensure the child is holistically supported in all areas of need. Services are entirely child and family-led while utilizing a circle of care approach.

Jordan’s Story

Jordan was a First Nations child from Norway House Cree Nation in Manitoba. He was born with complex medical needs and spent more than two years unnecessarily in hospital while the province of Manitoba and the federal government argued over who should pay for his at home care. Jordan died in the hospital at the age of five years old, never having had the chance to spend a day in a family home.

“Jordan’s death ignited a movement to uphold human rights for all First Nations children through the creation of the childfirst principle called ‘Jordan’s Principle’”
– First Nations Caring Society.

Services

Inquiry Form

"Intake is required. Intake is by phone (250) 384-3211 or in person between the hours of 1:00pm and 4:00pm Monday to Friday. Inquiries for intake can be done by completing the below form. All referrals must go through Intake."


How to Reach Us

9:00am – 4:00pm
Monday to Friday

231 Regina Avenue
Victoria, BC
V8Z 1J6

Office: (250) 384-3211 ext. 6137

Fax: (250) 384-1586

Director: Angela Heaton

Events Calendar

Jordan’s Principle Educational Services

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

Jordan’s Principle Health Services

– services from Elders
– mental health services
– traditional healing services
– assessments and screenings
– transportation to appointments
– medical supplies and equipment
– long-term care
– therapeutic services (speech therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy)
– addiction services

Jordan’s Principle Social Services

– land-based activities
– personal support worker
– specialized summer camps
– respite care
– specialized programs based on cultural beliefs and practices
– activity programming

Service Coordination Approach

The VNFC Jordan’s Principle Service Coordinator provides child-centered support by establishing a circle of care around the child to ensure the child and family are holistically supported in all areas of need. The identified need is entirely family-led and all Jordan’s Principle services are voluntary. The Service Coordinator works to advocate for existing services and when a gap, delay or denial is identified, the Service Coordinator will submit a request for additional Jordan’s Principle funding to support the child’s need.

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