Jordan’s Principle

Jordan’s Principle

Navigation and Family Support

SOAHAC has partnered with Indigenous Services Canada to offer professional navigation and family support with Jordan’s Principle applications and systems. Jordan’s Principle is a child-first and needs-based principle that is rooted in a cause put forth by Jordan River Anderson and his family from the Norway House Cree Nation in Manitoba. This public policy ensures that First Nations children living on and off reserve have equitable access to all government funded public services. It holds that First Nations children with status, entitled to status, recognized by their band, or have at least one parent/guardian with status should not be denied access to public services while governments fight over who should pay. In order to ensure substantive equality, this can also include services that are not ordinarily available to other children.

The Jordan's Principle Team at SOAHAC aims to help facilitate more opportunities for families living off reserve to access emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual needs for their children, and direct them in the Jordan’s Principle process put in place by the Government of Canada. This could include help filling out an application, assistance in obtaining documentation, referrals and support letters, and support navigating the Jordan’s Principle system. SOAHAC also has a contribution agreement with Indigenous Services Canada to be able to efficiently set up services or purchase products on behalf of your family once the application is approved by Indigenous Services Canada.

If you have questions about eligibility, or would like more information about Jordan’s Principle, please reach out to the Jordan’s Principle team via email at

Jordan’s Principle

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We offer services in the following locations:
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How to Access this Service

To access Jordan’s Principle services, please contact the Jordan’s Principle team at the SOAHAC location closest to you to establish what needs are not being met and fill out an application. The team will then work with you to get the support your family needs.  


519-476-6377 | |

379 Dundas Street, Unit #119 London, ON N4S 1B6

Owen Sound


733 9th Avenue East, Unit 3. Owen Sound, ON N4K 3E6

Waterloo Wellington


745 Coronation Blvd, Unit #102 Cambridge, ON N1R 7R1


519-916-1755 |

2-1405 Tecumseh Road West, Windsor, ON N9B 1T7

General questions about this service can be emailed to Referral forms can be faxed to 226-884-9136.

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