Mission, vision and guiding principles

Our Mission

Our mission is to support Indigenous Nations’ visions for jurisdiction and self-government pertaining to the well-being of their children and youth.

We aim to speak with a collective and expert voice on child welfare matters, with a focus on systemic changes to policy, practice, legislation and funding to ensure the best interests Indigenous children are being met. In a nutshell: our children, our way.

Our Vision

Communities that are well equipped to provide high quality and culturally appropriate care for all of their children.

Our Guiding Principles

  • Principle of self-determination
  • The best interests of the child, looking at the whole child
  • Commitment to each other
  • Respect – for each other’s autonomy, views, and differences, (we can agree to disagree)
  • Integrity
  • Generosity
  • Honesty
  • Sharing
  • Caring
  • The exercise of wisdom, and
  • The use of consensus, as far as possible, to make decisions.