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Jordan’s Principle changes shared at information sessions – Northeast Now

by ahnationtalk on April 11, 201822 Views

Jordan’s Principle is a federal mandate designed to ensure Indigenous children in the care system, both on and off reserve, receive the same level of care, regardless of their federal, provincial, territorial or departmental jurisdiction.

It was only recently though, that the Jordan’s Principle mandate broadened. A 2016 Human Rights Tribunal ruling found Canada discriminated against Indigenous children and led to recent changes. On April 10, child and family services workers gathered at Prince Albert’s Plaza 88 to learn about Jordan’s Principle and its recent updates.

“Before, it was just for high-needs, complex medical-needs children,” Treena Wynes, the Jordan’s Principle coordinator for Saskatchewan First Nation Family and Community Institute, said.

Due to the special circumstance requirements, she said it was previously quite difficult to get approved for funding through Jordan’s Principle. Now, with a wider mandate, she said there’s “a very good chance” to get funding for programming for children outside of the old high or complex medical need scope.

Read More: http://www.northeastnow.com/article/520671/jordans-principle-changes-shared-information-sessions

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