We believe in strength in community.
Our focus is capacity development – working with Indigenous communities to build internal capacity for the delivery of human 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 knowledge of program development and organizational and project management, and work with communities to develop the skills, programs, and training they need, to not only develop and operate their own programs, but to deliver human services using both evidence-based practices and a care approach that is trauma-informed and 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.
Aurelia: (n) the protective outer shell that covers a moth or butterfly during a process of transformation.
Aurelia's place-based approach begins with the belief that community transformation must come from within.
Our approach is community-centered, always prioritizing traditional knowledge and local cultural perspectives. We work with the community from the inside out, taking our lead from those that know it best – its members – and work collaboratively to identify and build on the strengths and capacities that already exist locally, to pinpoint your unique needs, and work towards your goals.
We believe in strength in community, and we are honoured to play a part in supporting community growth, in holding space for the development of skills and capacities, and in the building of the future for your members that they envision for themselves.
[ finding a way ]
Flowing from our commitment to action, we bring visions and plans to life. The course may veer, but we are flexible and adaptable, and the journey’s end remains constant in our sights.
[ making it happen ]
Kindled by belief and forged with determination and passion, we blaze new trails, we cherish new beginnings, and we nurture hope.
[ nurturing strong roots ]
Grounded by the certainty that solid and trusting relationships support all that we do, we respect diversity, we honour cultural integrity, and we celebrate differences.
[ creating space for growth ]
Inspired by infinite possibilities, we recognize the strength of shared learning and the power of co-creation on the path to transformation and change.