Independent First Nations

Site: Grey Bruce, Mobile Service

Service: Jordan's Principle Navigator Program

Record #: BRU0272
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 04 Apr 2019


Description (Service) Helps families with First Nation and Inuit 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. Files are reviewed on an individual needs basis.

Assists families to complete application forms. Works with Federal Jordan's Principle Focal Points at Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) who review completed files. If approved, provides funding support for IFN member communities 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, 1:1 support workers, 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, residential treatments
  • in-home family support - assisted living, home care, medical foster homes
  • physical needs - sporting registration, art therapy, sports equipment, summer programming, day care costs
  • 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
  • collects 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 Independent First Nations (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 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 ; Shoal Lake 39 First Nation ; Whitedog First Nation
Eligibility 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, prior to their 18th birthday

Application Contact Leeann
Languages English
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community Saugeen Shores
Address & Map
Saugeen Shores, ON
Physical Access Not Applicable

Contact Information

Office Phone 1-800-567-9604, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)
Primary Contact Leeann Shimoda, Jordan's Principle Navigator; Phone: 519-708-5830; 519-488-1118; Email:


Service Categories All Services for Indigenous Peoples
Service Category Groups Indigenous Peoples

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