Relationships First: RJNL Brochure


To thrive children, youth and adults alike need to be loved; to be loved we need to belong. When we belong, we learn to trust, and when we trust we discover our interconnectedness. Educational institutions have significant potential for nurturing cultures of belonging that address experiences of alienation and optimize opportunities for learning.


Relationships First-RJE Consortium envisions communities where the inherent worth and well-being of all involved are honoured and promoted. It recognizes the significance of authentic relationships in the healthy development of youth in NL.


Relationships First-RJE Consortium’s aim is to nurture and support relational organizational cultures where children, youth, and adults alike thrive.


Relationships First-RJE Consortium promotes, supports, and encourages :

  • creating and sustaining relational educational cultures in NL;
  • the development of relational policies within a variety of organizations engaged with youth;