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The Jordan’s Principle Summit is an opportunity for First Nations to come together to: honour the legacy of Jordan’s Principle; share lessons learned and promising practices for the implementation of Jordan’s Principle to date; and to discuss the shared priorities and future vision of Jordan’s Principle.

Who Should Attend?

  • First Nations Leadership and Community Members
  • Health, Social, and Education Practitioners, Service Providers, and Innovators
  • First Nations Service Coordinators, Health Directors, and Technicians

What is Jordan’s Principle?

Jordan’s Principle is a child-first principle named in memory of Jordan River Anderson, a First Nations child from Norway House Cree Nation in Manitoba. Born with complex medical needs,Jordan spent more than two years unnecessarily in hospital while the Province of Manitoba and the federal government argued over who should pay for his at-home care. Jordan died in the hospital at the age of five years old, never having spent a day in his family home.

Summit Overview

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Jordan’s Principle Summit will provide an opportunity for delegates to hear how Jordan’s Principle is being implemented across the country and to discuss the future vision of Jordan’s Principle. This will be an opportunity to share personal experiences, learn from practitioners and policy makers, and grow together to ensure that Jordan’s Principle meets the needs of all First Nations children and families, both now and in the future.

There will be a keynote addresses from Dr. Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, and Carol Hopkins, Executive Director of the Thunderbird Partnership Foundation. There will also be panel discussions, paired with interactive and interesting workshops where participants can both learn about Jordan’s Principle and share their own experiences.

Summit topics will include:

  • Information on how to access Jordan’s Principle;
  • Innovative practices from across the country on the implementation to date of Jordan’s Principle;
  • The integral role of local Service Coordinators;
  • Mental health and wellness;
  • Family perspectives on Jordan’s Principle; and
  • Discussing the long-term vision for Jordan’s Principle.


Day 1:

Day 2:

Event Dates:

The AFN will host the Jordan’s Principle Summit on September 12-13, 2018, at the RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 3J3.

Tuesday, Sept 11, 2018

4:00PM – 8:00PM
Summit Registration open
at RBC Convention Centre

5:00PM – 7:00PM
Welcome Reception

Wednesday, Sept 12, 2018

7:30AM – 4:00PM
Summit Registration opens

9:00AM – 5:00PM
Plenaries, Panel Discussions
and Breakout Sessions

7:00PM – 9:00PM
Special Social Event

Thursday, Sept 13, 2018

8:00AM – 12:00PM
Summit Registration

9:00AM – 4:30PM
Plenaries, Panel Discussions
and Breakout Sessions

Hotel Accommodations

The AFN has blocked hotel guestrooms at the following downtown Winnipeg, hotels:

• Alt Hotel Winnipeg
• Radisson Hotel Winnipeg Downtown

For all hotel reservations, please indicate that you are with the Assembly of First Nations’ Jordan’s Principle Summit and utilize the conference code indicated for each hotel. Delegates are encouraged to make hotel reservations by the noted date to ensure accommodations are available at the price listed. Winnipeg is expected to be very busy in the summer months and hotel rates will increase closer to the date of the event.

Please note, when making your hotel guestroom reservations there will be a two-night nonrefundable charge.

All expenses with respect to attending the summit including guestroom arrangements are the responsibility of the guest/group to cover and clear upon departure.

Alt Hotel Winnipeg

310 Donald Street Winnipeg, MB R3B 2H3

Room Rate: $144/night (one queen bed) and $164/night (two queen beds)

To reserve a room at the Alt Hotel Winnipeg, there are three options:

• Option 1: Through the hotel’s website (, using the following link:
• Option 2: Through the hotel’s website, using the Group’s Block Code: 1809AFN.
• Option 3: Directly through the hotel (1-844-946-6258), mentioning the Group Name / Block ID: National Indian Brotherhood/AFN – 5588294.

Radisson Hotel Winnipeg Downtown

288 Portage Avenue Winnipeg, MB R3C 0B8

Room Rate: $139/night

To reserve a room at the Radisson Hotel Winnipeg Downtown, please call the Radisson reservations at toll free at 1-800-333-3333, mentioned the Summit code: Jordan’s Principle Summit.

You can also book through the Radisson Hotel website using the following link:

DEADLINE: Room rate available only until August 28, 2018

Travel to Winnipeg

Flight Centre

There are a number of small discounts that can be accessed on Air Canada and Westjet Airlines. For the applicable codes, please see below. If you have any questions, please send an email our Summit email address at [email protected].

If you do not have a preferred travel agent and require assistance making your travel arrangements to the Summit, please contact Tyler Brennan at Flight Centre Business Travel.

Tyler Brennan, Assistant Manager
Flight Centre Business Travel – Glebe
763 Bank Street – Room B
Ottawa, ON K1S 3V3

Telephone: 613-321-0120
Toll-free: 1-877-565-5295
Fax: 613-321-0426
E-mail: [email protected]


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Delegate Registration

Avoid the Registration Line Up!

Register and check in for the Summit at the RBC Convention Centre, located at 375 York Avenue in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 between 4:00pm and 8:00pm to be eligible for a great prize!


Summit Coordination

Telephone: (613) 241-6789
Ext. 199
Fax: (613) 241-5808
E-mail: [email protected]

Summit Registration Information
Angie Turner
Telephone: (613) 241-6789
Ext. 296
Fax: (613) 241-5808
E-mail: [email protected]

General Inquiries
Arronessa Fraser
Telephone: (613) 241-6789
Fax: (613) 241-5808
E-mail: [email protected]

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