Jordan’s Principle Now Official In Saskatchewan

Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 12:38



No child should go without the services they need: that’s the premise of Jordan’s Principle and a new agreement reached between the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations and the provincial and federal governments.


The three parties agreed to implement Jordan’s Principle, and say they are committed working together to ensure First Nations children with intensive needs get the care they need.


FSIN Vice-chief Glenn Pratt says that now, all First Nations children with intensive needs will have access to services, no matter where they live.


The principle is named after Jordan Anderson, a young boy from Manitoba with complex medical needs who died when he was five years old.


Jordan’s needs were not met because of a jurisdictional dispute between the federal government and the Province of Manitoba.