Jordan’s Principle

Jordan’s Principle is named in memory of Jordan River Anderson of Norway House Cree Nation in Manitoba.  Jordan’s Principle was established to ensure all First Nations children can access supports, and services needed.  Requests can help with a wide range of unmet needs including: health, social and educational needs.

Some of the areas which have been funded under Jordan’s Principle include:


  • mobility aids
  • mental health services
  • specialized hearing aids
  • traditional healing services
  • services for children in care
  • assessments and screenings
  • medical supplies and equipment
  • long-term care for children with specialized needs
  • therapeutic services for individuals or groups (speech therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy)


  • social worker
  • land-based activities
  • respite care (individual or group)
  • specialized programs based on cultural beliefs and practices


  • tutoring services
  • teaching assistants
  • specialized school transportation
  • psycho-educational assessments
  • assistive technologies and electronics

Should your child have unmet needs, you are welcome to make contact to get support with submitting a request for them. 

You may also be interested in the Jordan’s Principle – Questions & Answers (May 2017) prepared by the Anishinabek Nation, and Chiefs of Ontario Update (December 2020)

Contact Information

Tanya Restoule, Jordan’s Principle Coordinator
Phone: 705-753-2050 ext. 2240
Fax: 705-753-5087

Nipissing First Nation
58 Semo Road, Garden Village, ON P2B 3K2

To contact staff by email, please visit our Contact Us page.