Our Guiding Principles and Values

  • There is a collective responsibility to help people in need.
  • The entire community benefits from our work.
  • All people have worth and deserve respect and dignity.
  • All people have the right to safe shelter, nutritious food and clothing.
  • All people deserve timely access to community services.
  • All people have the right to make choices about their lives.
  • Diversity is embraced and we strive to be inclusive and accepting of all people.
  • Poverty, injustice and oppression are social problems, not a result of individual failings.
  • Our work contributes to the alleviation of poverty, injustice and oppression.
  • We are committed to working in partnership to address societal change.