"There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children.
One of these is roots; the other, wings."
― W. Hodding Carter II
[ ɔ r i l i : a ] [ oh-reel-ee-ah ]
noun: the protective outer shell that covers a moth or butterfly during a process of transformation.
We believe in strength in community.
Our focus is capacity development – working with Indigenous communities to
build internal capacity for the delivery of Child and Youth Care services. By
providing in-person coaching, mentoring, and support services using a place-based approach, we strive to facilitate a safe and supportive change process,
holding space for communities while they develop the skills and capacity to
grow and thrive.
We are a small team of professionals who share a collective passion and are
united behind our mission. We take our expertise in Child and Youth Care, and
the operation of licensed placement homes, and work with communities to
develop the competencies, programs, and training they need not only to operate
placements but to deliver care using both best practices and a care approach
that is rooted in culture itself.
We utilize the privileges that are inherently ours to influence, inspire debate, and
press for action. We recognize the historical and present-day injustices forced
upon the Indigenous peoples of Canada, we have personally witnessed the
tragic outcomes of these injustices, and we refuse to accept their continuation.
We know that every pebble thrown into a pond creates a ripple.
We are Aurelia.