The tragic story of Serenity has saddened Albertans and leads us to reflect on how we care for society’s most vulnerable. Social workers in Alberta put their hearts and soul into supporting children and families. Serenity’s story, and many others, remind us this work is complex and fraught with nuances – in part directly related to work with children, youth and families, and in part navigating the complexities of the systems that are meant to support them. In July 2016, two reports highlighting the delivery of child and family services to Indigenous children in Alberta were released publicly. One report authored by the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA) entitled Voices for Change, provided a number of recommendations to address systemic issues impacting the overrepresentation of Indigenous children in care.