SAC Lunch and Learn: Jordan's Principle

Natalie Edwardson, M.A Leadership and Training and Michelle Itwaru
October 7 2020
General Knowledge
SAC Event: 
CEE Eligible: 
PD Hub Category: 
Lunch & Learns

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Registration deadline is October 7, 2020 – 11:30 a.m. (ET)

October 7, 2020 – 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. (ET)

Time Zone Time
Pacific Time 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Mountain Time 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Central Time 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Eastern Time 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Atlantic Time 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Newfoundland Time 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.



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*All registered participants must be SAC members/associates



Cancellation Policy: Because we have limited spaces available for participants, if you are unable to attend the webinar you registered for, please contact Bev Cooper at as soon as possible.



Intended audience: Speech-Language Pathologists, speech-language pathology assistants, Audiologists, audiology assistant, speech and hearing assistant, Students

This session pertains to: Adult (18-64)

Level: Introductory (Assumes that the participant has little or no familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.)



The presentation will include information about the Jordan’s Principle. This will include topics such as eligibility criteria; the products, services and supports included; the application process; and payments. We will also be providing a historical background about the foundations of Jordan’s Principle. 

This webinar is eligible for SAC CEEs (Category A).


Presenter Biography

Natalie Edwardson, M.A Leadership and Training

Natalie 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.


Michelle Itwaru

Michelle 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-a-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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