Memorandum of Understanding

(MOU) - on implementation of Jordan’s Principle in Alberta

The Memorandum of Understanding on implementation of Jordan’s Principle in Alberta is signed by First Nations partners, the Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada to ensure that First Nations children in Alberta can access the supports and services they need, when they need them. 

The First Nations Health Consortium (FNHC) partner organizations partnered in the development of an unending Memorandum of Understanding recognizing and acknowledging Treaty, as specified in the medicine chest clause in the commitment between FNHC, Government of Canada and Government of Alberta to support the seamless coordination of access to programs and services needed by First Nations children on and off reserve.   The objective of this MOU is for the Parties to work collaboratively and expeditiously to ensure First Nations children in Alberta residing on and off-reserve have access to all government services, without limitation or discrimination receiving care and/or supports equivalent to other Albertans.

The MOU was signed at an official signing Ceremony on November 15, 2018.

The 11 partner Nations of the First Nations Health Consortium are: Bigstone Cree Nation, Loon River First Nation, Lubicon Lake Band, Peerless Trout First Nation, Whitefish Lake #459 First Nation, Woodland Cree First Nation, Samson Cree Nation, Louis Bull Tribe, Montana First Nation, Ermineskin Cree Nation and Siksika Nation.

This MOU allows the First Nations Health Consortium, the Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada to address gaps and share information, ensuring that children and families in Alberta are receiving the supports they need.

The Memorandum of Understanding Agreement:

MOU - in full PDF

Announcement - Indigenous Services Canada 

News Coverage - Global News, Nov 15, 2018