Jordan's Principle - Enhanced Service Coordination

Jordan’s Principle is a child first principle created in Jordan Anderson’s honour to ensure First Nations children have equal and fair access to services ordinarily available to other Canadian children and to shield them from government disputes. Jordan’s Principle was created in honour of Jordan River Anderson who died after spending over two years in hospital after being caught in jurisdiction red tape when government officials could not decide who should pay for his at-home care.


The First Nations Health Consortium - Enhanced Service Coordination


Timely access to needed services is paramount to achieving better health outcomes for first nations children and youth.

Regardless of who you are - or which level of government or administration provides the service, the child's best interest must be at the forefront, this is Jordan's Principle



Fulfilling First Nations children’s inherent rights to holistic services and supports


Guiding Principles: 

 medicine wheel1. Child-First: a child's needs are paramount; family traditions and cultures are respected and family capacity is recognized and built upon

2. First Nations developed and delivered: First Nations peoples are the decision makers, leading the development and implementing all aspects of the ESC model

3. Easy Access: ESC provides responsive and exemplary services

4. Collaboration: ESC is a multidisciplinary approach that promotes continuity of care where the child and family are supported and optimal outcomes achieved

5. Accountable: ESC maintains high standards of privacy, coordinating services and measuring outcomes