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Feb 19, 2018

On January 26, 2016, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ordered the federal government to cease all discrimination against First Nations children and required it to implement the full meaning and scope of the principle.


What is Jordan's Principle?


Jordan’s Principle is a child-first principle, and was named in memory of Jordan River Anderson, a First Nations child from Norway House Cree Nation in Manitoba. Born with complex medical needs, Jordan passed away at the age of 5, never having been able to spend a day outside the hospital because the province of Manitoba and the federal government did not agree on who was responsible for paying for his home care.


Jordan's Principle aims to provide health, education and social services to all First Nations children.


Types of services that can be covered:


  • Psychological services
  • Specialized assessment (ADHD, etc.)
  • Speech therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Medical equipment
  • Drugs
  • Etc.


If you have any questions or comments, please contact Jessie Messier at 418-842-1540, ext. 2705.


Changes to the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Program

  • Increased coverage for breast pumps

    As of December 11, 2017, manual breast pumps are covered if prescribed by a NIHB registered health professional (a physician, nurse practitioner or midwife). It is no longer necessary to obtain prior authorization from the NIHB Program, and NIHB will assume the cost of a manual breast pump up to a maximum of $65, upon the birth of each child.


  • Change to NIHB eligibility (for all benefits)

Any child under the age of eighteen months (as compared to twelve months before) whose parent is eligible may receive services under the NIHB Program.