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Shoal Lake 40 First Nation

Jordan's Principle

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A child first and need-based principle (not a program) that ensures First Nation children living on and off reserve have equitable access to all government-funded public services
  • Exists as a result of a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) order
  • Created to resolve financial and jurisdictional disputes between and within provincial and federal governments as to who pays for services provided for First Nation children
  • Department of either government with first contact pays, then is later responsible for jurisdictional reimbursement
Funding is provided for a variety of health, social and educational needs and can include:
  • Addiction services
  • Assessments and screenings
  • Educational needs such as school supplies, tutoring services, teaching assistants, specialized school transportation, psycho-educational assessments, assistive technologies and electronics
  • Long-term care for children with specialized needs
  • Medical supplies and equipment
  • Mental health services
  • Mobility aids
  • Services for children in care
  • Services from Elders
  • Specialized hearing aids
  • Therapeutic services for individuals or groups (speech therapy, physiotherapy or occupational therapy)
  • Traditional healing services
  • Transportation to appointments
Also provides the following services:
  • Engagement and education to community members on Jordan's Principle
  • Support for community resource teams
  • Physical education and sports programs after school, in the evenings and on weekends
  • Assistance to identify children in the community with unmet needs and to identify service gaps
Members of Shoal Lake 40 First Nation 17 years of age and younger
Any child under the age of majority in their province/territory of residence who permanently resides in Canada on or off reserve and meets one of the following criteria:
  • is registered or eligible to be registered under the Indian Act
  • has one parent or guardian who is registered or eligible to be registered under the Indian Act
  • is recognized by their Nation and meets an identified health, education or social need for the purposes of Jordan's Principle
  • is ordinarily resident on reserve
Application Process
  • Completed consent form and application required
  • Contact the Jordan's Principle Wrap-Around Lead Coordinator for assistance
If request is denied, an Appeal may be sent in as a written request within one year of the date of denial
Toll Free
1-855-572-4453 - Jordan's Principle Call Centre 24-hour line
807-733-2315 - Band Office
Web Site
Mailing Address
Shoal Lake #40 Band Office
PO Box 6, Kejick Post Office
Shoal Lake, ON, P0X 1E0
Rachel Fair, Jordan's Principle Wrap-Around Lead Coordinator
Phone: 807-733-2315
Jordan's Principle Indigenous Navigator, GCT3
Rachel Copenace-Cary
Phone: 807-548-4214 Ext 209
Documents Required
Completed consent form and application required
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Last Verified On
July 18, 2023
Band Office
Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, ON, P0X 1E0
  • Functions as the Band Office of the Shoal Lake 40 First Nation
  • Reserve is approx 67 km SW of Kenora, 200 km E of Winnipeg and straddles border between Ontario and Manitoba
  • Consists of 3 reserves: Shoal Lake 40, the main reserve (10 sq miles) containing community of Indian Bay, Manitoba; Shoal Lake 34B2 Indian Reserve; and Agency 30 which is shared with 12 other First Nations
  • Community cut off from mainland for many years until construction of Freedom Road began May 2017
  • Jun 3rd, 2019 marked the completion and opening of Freedom Road with Shoal Lake 40 finally connected to the TransCanada Hwy

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Hours of Operation
0900 to 1630
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0900 to 1630
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Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Service Area(s)
Shoal Lake 40 First Nation