Ensuring First Nations children equitable services through Jordan’s Principle

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This webinar focuses on Jordan’s Principle, a child-first principle intended to ensure that First Nations children do not experience denials, delays, or disruptions in services ordinarily available to other children in Canada.  We will draw on recent research to describe the need for and development of Jordan’s Principle, examine shortcomings in the governmental response to Jordan’s Principle,  and explore the trajectories of cases in which First Nations children are faced with inequitable service.  We will also outline the steps required to realize Jordan’s Principle and discuss the roles that healthcare professionals can play in ensuring more equitable services for First Nations children.



Click here to view the infographic: "Jordan's Principle: The 8 steps to get there"

Click here to view the report "Without denial, delay, or disruption:Ensuring First Nations children’s access to equitable services through Jordan’s Principle"

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Vandnavandna.jpg Sinha is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work, McGill University.  Her collaborative research focuses on understanding the ways in which social policies facilitate, or impede, the efforts of marginalized communities to support and care for children.  Much of her recent research focuses on First Nations child welfare and on service disparities for First Nations children. Click here to email Dr. Sinha: vandna.sinha@mcgill.ca
Lucyna Lach is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work, McGill University and an Associate Member of the Departments of Pediatrics and Neurology/Neurosurgery in the Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. She has a special interest in health-related quality of life and parenting of children with chronic health conditions and disabilities. Prior to joining the faculty at McGill University in 2001, she spent 17 years as a social worker at the Hospital For Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario where she worked in the Division of Neurology.