Jordan’s Principle Hotline

Band Programs and Offices will be closed until January 4, 2021 for the holiday break, but Jordan’s Principle assistance is still available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you have an urgent need for your Indigenous child during the break, please call the Jordan’s Principle Call Centre: 1-855-JP-CHILD (1-855-572-4453).

We’ve also prepared an updated Jordan’s Principle application package, for parents and caregivers who want to get started on a request. You can find the package on our Jordan’s Principle page.

Bundle Up your Kids for Winter!

With Help from Jordan’s Principle Navigator, Amanda King

The Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation (CNUFN) Jordan’s Principle Navigator is inviting applicants to join a Jordan’s Principle Group Request for resources to secure warm clothing for CNUFN children.

One gift card per child will be given once the Group Request is approved. Gift cards will not be mailed out. Recipients will be required to sign for their gift cards when they are ready for distribution.

Parents/caregivers are eligible to apply for CNUFN children 17 and under. Contact our CNUFN JP Navigator by Tuesday, November 17th to have the Consent Form dropped off or emailed to you. Consent forms must be filled and returned by November 19, 2020.

For the Consent Form, and to add your child’s name to the Group Request list, contact Amanda King at Native Child Welfare.

Tel: 519-534-3818
Facebook: @JPNawash

If you have a Jordan’s Principle request, but are a Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation member that does not live in Neyaashiinigmiing, please contact Amanda for an Individual Request application package to be sent to you via email.

Jordan’s Principle – A Child First Initiative

In the context of COVID-19, some needs that may arise for First Nations children that may be addressed through Jordan’s Principle include:
• Food security – access to food allowances so that children have healthy food while families or communities are physically-distancing or self-isolating.
• Caregiver support – respite services to offer a break for caregivers or if childcare centres are full due to increased capacity limits
• Cultural well-being – access to supplies for regalia-making, beading, etc. while children are learning from home!
• Technology to access education or other health supports – assistive devices to access education and other supports online if opting to homeschool, virtual therapy, etc
• Infant supplies – diapers, wipes, other supports for when a family can’t access these items.
• Utility Bills and/or Rent- help with overdue bills/rent due to loss of wages, financial hardship etc.

Please note that every Jordan’s Principle application is assessed on a case-by-case basis and funding is not a guarantee. The above suggestions are some examples of what can possibly be accessed through Jordan’s Principle based on a child’s unique circumstance.

Reach out to your JP Navigator to find out if you have a case for Jordan’s Principle! For an application package, one-on-one support and more information contact Amanda King, Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation Jordan’s Principle Navigator, or visit the program page.

Tel: 519-374-3447