- We believe disability is one form of diversity and strive for cultural and linguistic competency. We believe diversity is essential to our success.
- We believe that all services and supports for children and youth should be family-centred. In the same vein, we believe that all services and supports for adults should be person-centred. That individuals and families should have personal choice and control over their lives.
- We believe that all children should live in safe homes with their families and that as individuals mature they should have the opportunity to live in homes of their own with appropriate community supports.
- We believe that all supports should be within the community and that individuals and families needing supports should exercise control over funding, delivery, and quality of supports.
- We believe that everyone should have access to places and activities meaningful to each individual and that opportunities should be available for developing networks of meaningful relationships.
- We believe in a strengths approach to assessment and support rather than a problems approach.
- We believe in prevention rather than in crisis intervention.