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Jordan’s Principle: Still not Filling the Gaps with Dr. Cindy Blackstock Webinar

NEWS RELEASE

Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) Territory

Jordan’s Principle is a child-first principle to ensure First Nations children get the services they need when they need them. The CHRT has ordered Canada to implement the full meaning and scope of Jordan’s Principle, but children are still waiting for the services they need.

The Caring Society has documented numerous ongoing challenges that children and families face when trying to access Jordan’s Principle funding, including: lengthy delays in determining requests, including in urgent cases; lengthy delays in funding approved requests; phone calls and information requests that go unanswered; unreasonable eligibility criteria; unreasonable application requirements. In December, the Caring Society filed a motion of non-compliance with the CHRT seeking new orders to compel Canada to implement Jordan’s Principle in a manner that meaningfully meets the needs of First Nations children.

On January 16, the Our Children Our Way Society will host a webinar on Jordan’s Principle and Canada’s ongoing failure to fully implement it. Dr. Cindy Blackstock from the Caring Society and Mary Teegee-Gray will provide information and answer questions. Please join us and bring your questions. If you are unable to attend, a recording of the webinar will be available on our website: OurChildrenOurWay.ca

Join us on January 16 at 10:00am (Pacific Time) on Zoom.

Meeting ID: 661 5289 2949

Passcode: 294119

Zoom Registration Link: https://ca01web.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5IscuugpzkjHt3zt_akzsYRyUSq260Q9SFV

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