Jordan’s Principle is about ensuring First Nations children receive the services they need when they need them. It is available to all First Nations children in Canada. It applies to all public services, including services that are beyond the normative standard of care to ensure substantive equality. It provides payment for needed services by the government or department that first receives the request.
The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) is responsible for administering Jordan’s Principle resources in British Columbia. This approach however does not limit or relieve the federal government of its fiduciary responsibilities to First Nations in BC. Jordan’s Principle applies in BC. This arrangement does not hinder its definition or implementation.