The First Nations Health Consortium supports families in accessing education, health or social programs to meet their child’s needs. Our team works to reduce the stress on families by supporting them in navigating provincial and federal service systems.

If there is gap in services or lack of programs available to meet the child’s needs, we work with the family to submit a completed application for Jordan’s Principle funding.

We strive to raise public and community awareness of our Enhanced Service Coordination for Jordan’s Principle: A Child-First Initiative.

Advantages of Enhanced Service Coordination

  • Reduce stress of navigating service systems and Jordan’s Principle applications
  • Link families to provincial and federal resources
  • Work collaboratively with other service providers
  • Advocate for the children, their families and communities
  • Support the family in telling their story
  • Support a community driven application
  • Provide assistance to families with the appeals process

Who can contact the First Nations Health Consortium?

All Albertans can call on behalf of First Nations & Inuit children and youth. The FNHC team shares knowledge of existing resources across the province. This allows us to not only connect First Nation families to service providers, but to all individuals requiring resource links.

How do I access services?

Call the toll free number 1-844-558-8748 or email:

You will be connected with an Access Worker who will gather demographic information and obtain a consent form to complete the intake process. An Access Worker will also provide families with information of available resources to meet the child’s need.

When the intake process is completed a Regional Service Coordinator (RSC) will be assigned to your child’s file, and at the direction of the family will continue to work with the family to meet their child’s need.

It is important to acknowledge that families consent to participate and work with an RSC to meet their child’s needs. If a family chooses to discontinue the process, they may do so at their own discretion.

All families are welcome to contact FNHC in the future to request support in accessing services for their child.

Who is eligible for Jordan’s Principle funding?

On November 25, 2020, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) released a ruling about Jordan’s Principle eligibility.

A child under the age of majority in their province or territory of residence can access Jordan’s Principle, if they permanently reside in Canada and if the child meets one of the following criteria:

  • Is registered or eligible to be registered under the Indian Act
  • Has one parent or guardian who is registered or eligible to be registered under the Indian Act
  • Is recognized by their Nation for the purposes of Jordan’s Principle
  • Is ordinarily resident on reserve

The eligibility above replaces the CHRT interim motion ruling of February 2019.Visit our Website to view the First Nations Health Consortium Jordan’s Principle Enhanced Service Coordination Annual Report for 2019-2020.

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Article contributed by the First Nations Health Consortium