Braided strength

We are an interconnected braid where each strand connects the others

The central motif of our Strategic Plan is a braid. A braid represents process, not merely results.

A braid is an Indigenous symbol, reminding us of the history of this land and the communities we serve. Braids are symbolic of being stronger and more resilient together than apart. A braid is rhythmic and repetitive — it is an ongoing process of weaving, without a clear beginning or end.

A braid emphasizes regular and repeated connection, bringing together each strand into a whole while continuing to recognize their individuality and uniqueness. Each re-connection is a reminder of the connections we build on in the past, whether to take previous successes to new heights, or as a new opportunity to take advantage of missed opportunities to redress past wrongs without severing ties to history.