Jordan's Principle

What is Jordan's Principle?

Jordan's Principle is about ensuring First Nations receive the services they need when they need them.

Jordan's Principle:

  • Applies to all First Nations children on- and off-reserve, status and non-status.
  • Applies to all public services, including services that are beyond the normative standard of care to ensure substantive equity.
  • Involves all governments. Although a jurisdictional dispute is not necessary.
  • Provides payment for needed services by the government or department that first receives the request

The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) is responsible for administering Jordan’s Principle resources in British Columbia. This approach however does not limit or relieve the federal government of its fiduciary responsibilities to First Nations in BC.

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To report a case of Jordan's Principle in BC or for more information, please contact:

Jordan's Principle Implementation

Please note: Inquiries will receive an initial evaluation and determination within 12-48 hours of receipt.​

To report a Jordan's Principle case after hours or on weekends please call the 24-hour line at 1-855-JP-CHILD​ or visit



Address / Contact Info

First Nations Health Authority
501-100 Park Royal South Coast Salish Territory West Vancouver , BCV7T 1A2
Mailing address:

Phone Numbers

Phone: (604) 693-6500
Toll Free: 1-866-913-0033
Phone number (after hours): 1-855-JP-CHILD (1-855-572-4453)

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This program was last updated on: 05 Mar 2018.