Touchstones of Hope - Leadership Curriculum

Touchstones for Leadership Curriculum: Reconciliation in Child Welfare


The Caring Society beleives that reconciliation is much more than a signle event. Therefore, the Touchstones for Leadership Curriculum is  now a part of the Touchstones of Hope Tool Kit.


The Touchstones for Leadership Curriculum: Reconciliation in Child Welfare intends to bring together Indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders in child welfare for the purposes of moving forward together on a new path for the well-being of children, families and communities. Leaders are understood to be both natural and elected, are in a position to forge change, can hear the Indigenous community and are willing to leave all assumptions at the door.

The curriculum is divided into 5 modules based upon the Touchstones of Hope principles: self-determination, culture and language, hositic approach, structural interventions, and non-discrimination. Each of the modules can be completed individually or in sequence.

By the end of the training, participants will have a better understanding of the Indigenous child welfare system and an action plan for creating a new child welfare system that honours Indigenous cultures and peoples.  

The curriculum was written by Margaret Kovach and a sample can be viewed by clicking on the link below or image to the right. Please contact the Caring Society to request a complete copy of the curriculum.


Questions about the Touchstones of Hope? Contact:


Marc St. Dennis
Reconciliation and Research Coordinator


Please note: permission from First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada is required to use the contents in these documents.  


Touchstones for Leadership Curriculum (sample): Module 1