Where did the name come from?
Jordan River Anderson was from the Norway House Cree Nation in Manitoba and was born with complex medical needs but because of jurisdictional disputes within and between the federal and provincial governments he spent over two unnecessary years in the hospital. He died at age five, never having spent a day in a family home. And because of this Jordan's Principle was born so that no other First Nation child would have to go through the same.
What is Jordan's Principle?
Jordan's Principle is a Child First principle calling on the government of contact to ensure First Nations children receive products, service, and supports without delay, denial or disruption. This principle applies to ALL First Nations children, on or off reserve from ages 0-18. They provide service coordination to 8 NB First Nation Communities and according to the 2011 census data, Jordan's Principle have served 2385 children under the age of 19.