Jordan River Anderson of Norway
House Cree Nation is the founder
of Jordan’s Principle. Jordan was
born in Winnipeg on October 22,
1999 and spent over two years in
hospital before he was ready to live
in a family home. Unfortunately,
the governments of Canada and
Manitoba argued over the costs
of Jordan’s at home care because
of Jordan’s First Nations status so
Jordan could not leave the hospital.
Jordan waited for over two years
while governments argued before
he sadly passed away at age 5 in
the hospital never having spent a
day in a family home.
Jordan’s Principle says that First
Nations children should be able to
access the government services
they need when they need them
without any additional red tape
related to their First Nations status.
It passed unanimously in the House
of Commons on December 12,
2007 but the Canadian government
failed to implement it. In 2016, the
Canadian Human Rights Tribunal
ordered Canada to cease its
discriminatory approach to Jordan’s
Principle by applying it to all First
Nations children on and off reserve
and across all public services.
Thousands of children have now
received services due to Jordan’s
SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT AND ELIGIBILITY
This $5,000.00 scholarship will be paid to the successful applicant by the First Nations
Child and Family Caring Society of Canada. The scholarship is open to First Nations
students studying children’s health or children’s disabilities at a Canadian post-secondary
• ConfirmationofregistrationataCanadianpost-secondary institutioninaprogram
directlyrelevant to children’s health or children’s disability.
• Demonstrated commitment
to Indigenous children’s health and community service.
• Demonstrated academic commitment and achievement.
• Financial need will be considered.
APPLICATION PROCESS AND KEY DATES
Applicants must submit the complete application package by 3 p.m. Eastern Standard
Time on March 31, 2021 to:
Jordan’s Principle selection committee
c/o Suite 401, 309 Cooper Street
Ottawa ON, K2P 0G5
Please note that only complete application packages will be accepted.
APPLICATION PACKAGE INCLUDES:
1. Complete application form.
2. A detailed cover letter outlining how the applicant meets the eligibility criteria and
how their knowledge and experience prepares them for a career in children’s health
or children’s disability citing relationships with Jordan’s Principle when appropriate.
applicant’s membership or copy of status card).
applicant meets the eligibility criteria.
academic year (transcript must cover a minimum of two semesters).
disabilityataCanadianpost-secondary institution for the current academic year(i.e.:official
Jordan’s Principle Scholarship
For First Nations Students Studying
Children’s Health or Children With Disabilities
Presented by e First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada
in partnership with Norway House Cree Nation
While we are grateful for all applications, we will only contact the successful applicant.