Our Guiding Principles

Equity, Inclusion & Representation

We act for social justice. Our work is driven by equity to improve social inclusion. We are mindful of the need for reconciliation.

Starting from Strengths

We start from the belief that all individuals and communities have a wealth of assets.

Lifelong Learning

We are curious and open to innovation. We trust the process. We learn from each other.


We make time to get to know each other. We mind the pace. Sometimes that means slowing down, and sometimes it means speeding up. We take care to establish trust and understanding in our work because we know it is essential for collaborative change.

Mutual Benefit/Reciprocity

We know working for change isn’t always easy. We know we need each other to go far. We approach relationships with an intention for mutual / collective benefit to achieve greater outcomes than we could individually.