Learn About the Touchstones principles and Reconciliation Process
Taking Action Reconciliation in Child Welfare: Touchstones of Hope for Indigenous Children, Youth, and Families
Réconciliation en matière de protection de l'enfance : pierres de touche d'un avenir meilleur pour les enfants, les jeunes et les familles autochtones
Support the Touchstones
Show your support for the guiding values and four phases of reconciliation in Touchstones of Hope for Indigenous Children, Youth, and Families and promote reconciliation in child welfare with Indigenous people.
A Touchstone is a high standard against which we measure other things. Applied to reconciliation in child welfare, touchstones are the high standards and values that guide action in each of the four phases of reconciliation.
In many Indigenous cultures, stones are referred to as ‘grandfathers’, as they are the silent witnesses to the lives of generations of peoples who pass before them.
They are the silent witnesses to the lives of generations of peoples before them. They are symbolic of the strength and persistence of Indigenous cultures in North America.
Our Touchstones are exemplary guidelines for reconciliation. We use the term Touchstones of Hope because of these guidelines.
For more information about the Touchstones of Hope in action, please visit www.fncaringsociety.com/projects/CAB-touchstones