Our agency is deeply rooted in the philosophy of Gentle Teaching. It inspires people to build connections based on true interdependence. It allows people to grow in genuine relationships that are not contingent on behaviours or compliance but rather through intentional guidance and understanding the value of the other. It centres on the person first and not their diagnosis. The focus becomes evoking change within ourselves not asking the other person to change, knowing that change within us will foster change in the other. By encouraging people to acknowledge how people’s histories and memories have shaped who they are today, we are able to look forward and learn how we can support them to live lives that are fulfilling and meaningful. Gentle Teaching is based on 4 pillars; teaching people to feel safe, showing them unconditional love, having others learn to become more loving towards people, and encouraging them to become more engaged in their own lives. Gentle Teaching is present at every level of our organization from the people we serve and the people we employ, to the community around us and the relationships we have with our personal networks. Gentle Teaching is a way of life here.