ABRPO’s office is located in Tkaronto, the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, the Huron-Wendat, and the Missisaugas of the New Credit – as well as home to many peoples who are displaced by the ongoing legacy of colonization and community devastation. In our dedication to forming resilient communities and individuals, we strive to center our practice in the treaty rights, self-direction and leadership of Indigenous peoples. We acknowledge the Dish with One Spoon Treaty of this territory, which embodies the practices of hospitality, sharing, and mutual respect. We seek to place these values in the centre of our circle of community.
Many of the tools and practices of ABRPO reflect an Indigenous world view, a holistic perspective and using sharing circles as a way to process both loss and resilience. We are deeply grateful that these teachings have been shared with us.