Independent First Nations

Site: Grey Bruce, Mobile Service

Service: Jordan's Principle Navigator Program

Description (Service) Helps families with First Nation children (including children in foster care or adopted) access needed health and social services not being provided by another government department. Services can address children’s social, mental, physical or spiritual needs 
Assists families to complete application forms * works with Federal Jordan’s Principle Focal Points at Health Canada or Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) * applications are reviewed within 12 hours * if approved, provides funding for the needed service 
Services may include: 
* professional services - assessment, podiatry/chiropody, chiropractic, optometric, traditional healing  
* home-based services - respite care, palliative care  
* community rehabilitation - physiotherapy, speech and language, audiology  
* social services - assisted adoption, permanency planning  
* education - assessments, special needs assistants/teachers, technology  
* disability aids - communication, orthodontic/prosthetic devices, respiratory equipment and supplies, wheelchairs, mobility aids, medical supplies and equipment, special diets/formulas 
* mental health services - traditional healing, crisis counselling, prevention services  
* in-home family support - assisted living, home care, medical foster homes 
* medical transportation 
Jordan’s Principle Navigators also: engage and educate communities on Jordan’s Principle * support community resource teams including health, education and social service professionals * help identify children with unmet needs * collect and track data to identify service gaps for each community
Service Details
Public Comments First Nations families can contact the JP Navigator closest to their place of residence. IFN Jordan's Principle Navigators serve Grey, Bruce and 12 IFN communities around Ontario.
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Akwesasne ; Animbiigoo Zaagi'igan Anishinaabek First Nation ; Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek First Nation ; Bruce County ; Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation ; Grey County ; Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation ; Saugeen First Nation ; Shawanaga First Nation ; Shoal Lake 39 First Nation ; Temagami First Nation ; Walpole Island First Nation ; Whitedog First Nation ; Whitesand First Nation
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and under 
All First Nation children living on or off reserve * including children in foster care or adopted * with or eligible for a status card/registration number
Application Contact Leeann or Trudy
Languages English
Fees None
Address and Location
Located In Community Port Elgin
Address & Map
Port Elgin, ON
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Physical Access Not Applicable
Contact Information
Toll Free Phone INAC 1-800-567-9604
Primary Contact Leeann Shimoda, Jordan's Principle Navigator, Independent First Nations; Phone: 519-708-5830; Email:
Alternate Contact Trudy Jacobs, Jordan's Principle Navigator, Independent First Nations; Phone: 519-387-4701; Email: