Kids hold a special place in our hearts. All children deserve to receive the care necessary to help them grow and thrive. Advocation is the best way to ensure proper care, and sometimes, based on life circumstances, some children don’t have the opportunity to be advocated for.
That’s where we come in!
We are very pleased to announce that we are officially a Physiotherapy service provider for Jordan’s Principle!
Let’s start off by sharing what Jordan’s Principle in Manitoba is. We will share in other posts who benefits, and why.
“Jordan River Anderson was born in 1999 with multiple disabilities and stayed in the hospital from birth. When he was 2 years old, doctors said he could move to a special home for his medical needs. However, the federal and provincial governments could not agree on who should pay for his home-based care.
Jordan stayed in the hospital until he passed away at the age of 5.
In 2007, the House of Commons endorsed Jordan’s Principle in memory of Jordan. It was a commitment that First
Nations children would get the products, services and supports they need, when they need them. Payments would
be worked out later.
Jordan’s Principle is a legal obligation, which means it has no end date. While programs and initiatives to support it
may change Jordan’s Principle will always be there. Jordan’s Principle will support First Nations
children for generations to come.”
Stay tuned to learn more about who exactly benefits from Jordan’s Principle, why this is extremely important, and what we are working towards to get rid of barriers for kiddos to access Physio services!
Reference: Jordan’s Principle – Indigenous Services Canada https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1583703111205/1583703134432