We believe that reconciliation is everyone’s business. Our vision is for genuine relationships, strong partnerships and connection between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We acknowledge that access and connection to country, knowledge and people supports everyone’s well being.
Our Reconciliation Action Plan is not just a document, we want it to be a living project that:
After many years’ work by a dedicated working group of staff, management and local Community Members, our new Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan 2021-2023 has been endorsed by Reconciliation Australia. See our full RAP in our publications.
Our 2021-2023 Reconciliation Plan was launched during Reconciliation Week 2022. While community launches have been postponed due to Covid, we are planning community consultations and events throughout our footprint. If you would like to be involved, or kept informed of these events, or if you would like to join in on our community consultations, please contact [email protected]
We recognise we are still at the early stages of our reconciliation journey and we look forward to working with more Aboriginal people throughout our footprint as our Plan and our journey unfolds. We want to engage and consult with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and we always welcome input from Aboriginal people into our programs.
Recruited an Aboriginal Learning Circle Facilitator to help us engage with Aboriginal Culture and Wisdom more effectively
Consulted all program and service teams reagrding their Aboriginal engagement activities to inform our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander engagement strategy
Attended 13 working group meetings with Aboriginal community members to discuss their unmet transport needs
Supported staff to participate in 12 community activities in the Northern Rivers during NAIDOC week
Provided opportunities for all staff to attend annual cultural awareness training
Hosted three events for National Reconciliation Week
Commissioned artwork from Bundjalung artists for use in our program collateral, and consulted with elders on the designs submitted
Created a SharePoint (intranet) page as a go-to for all staff
Updated signage to include a welcome message in local Aboriginal languages in all of our offices
Produced a promotional video about our RAP for staff inductions and digital media
Encouraged all staff to participate in Reconciliation Australia’s annual barometer survey
Provided all staff with an opportunity to identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander to create baseline data on which to measure future activities and commitments; and supported our Aboriginal staff support group to hold regular meetings