Who can submit a request for funding under Jordan’s Principle in BC?

Jordan’s Principle requests can be submitted by:

  • a parent or guardian of a First Nations child
  • a First Nations child over the age of 16
  • an authorized representative of the child, parent or guardian

A request for a group of children from multiple families or guardians can be submitted by:

  • a community or Tribal Council
  • a community organization or institution
  • a service coordinator, navigator or case manager

Jordan’s Principle Service Coordinators can act as authorized representatives, assist requestors to prepare and submit requests to Jordan’s Principle and access approved products, services and supports. Service Coordinators can also support requestors to prepare and submit an appeal if they disagree with the decision made by Indigenous Services Canada.

For support to prepare and submit a Jordan’s Principle request please contact your local Jordan’s Principle Service Coordinator

What types of funding are available?

Every child, and every situation, is unique. Therefore, all Jordan’s Principle requests are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

The following are the three types of funding accessible through Jordan’s Principle with examples of funded services or products. Funding is not limited to the examples provided.


For example:

  • Mobility aids
  • Wheelchair ramps
  • Services from Elders
  • Assessments and screenings
  • Medical supplies and equipment
  • Mental health services


For example:

  • Social worker
  • Land-based activities
  • Respite care (individual or group)
  • Specialized programs based on cultural beliefs and practices


For example:

  • School supplies
  • Tutoring services
  • Teaching assistants
  • Psycho-educational assessments
  • Assistive technology and electronics

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