It is expected that the path to reconciliation in child welfare will:
Acknowledge the mistakes of the past, and establish a child welfare profession based on non-discriminatory values, social justice, and fundamental human rights;
Set a foundation of open communication that affirms and supports Indigenous families and communities as the best caregivers for Indigenous children and youth;
Respect the intrinsic right of Indigenous children, youth, and families to define their own cultural identity;
Improve the quality of, and access to, services for all children, youth, and families to free the potential of each person;
Build a united and mutually respectful system of child welfare capable of responding to the needs of all children and youth;
Strengthen the ability of the child welfare profession to learn, ensuring past mistakes do not become tomorrow's destiny.