Jordan’s Principle and the Inuit Child First Initiative

Last modified by Paula Robeson on 2020/02/10 16:15

This webinar will provide an overview of Jordan’s Principle including background information about Jordan River Anderson, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal rulings, guidance on safeguarding the best interests of the child, eligibility, types of services that have been approved through Jordan’s Principle, data, regional implementation, engagement, as well as a brief overview of the Inuit Child First Initiative. 

Click here to register for the webinar scheduled to take place on April 15, 2020

Michelle Itwaru.pngMichelle Itwaru attended Mount St. Vincent University where she obtained her Bachelors of Education. Michelle had the amazing opportunity to teach a small hamlet in a Northern Nunavut community in the Kivalliq region for four and a half years. Afterwards, she moved to Ottawa with her Family to work for the Assembly of First Nations, serving her people on all Indigenous issues for eight and half years. She then was recruited to work on The National Commission Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Girls and Women, where she completed their mandate. Once the Inquiry was complete, Michelle joined the team here at Jordan’s Principle as the Manager of Operations.

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Natalie Edwardson graduated from Royal Roads University with a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Training and from Carleton University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics and German. In addition to some work experience in the private sector, Natalie has spent most of her career on policy or labour relations work in several federal government departments, including Department of Justice, Indian Residential Schools Resolution Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.  Her interest to continue working on Indigenous issues brought her back to Ottawa where she has spent the last few years with the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch working on Jordan’s Principle. She has found her work on Indigenous files to be very meaningful and important work and has appreciated the learning opportunities gained through these career opportunities.

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