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HELP SHAPE OUR RECONCILIATION ACTION PLAN

UnitingSA would like the community’s involvement in the development of our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) (2021-2024).

As a leading service provider for children, youth, families and older people, we’re committed to strengthening relationships, developing culturally safe services and improving outcomes for Aboriginal people.

Our 2021–2024 RAP outlines our new vision for reconciliation and the steps we will take over the next three years to bring this vision to life.

Were pleased to release the draft document to the community for consultation and welcome your feedback to ensure our RAP reflects a diversity of views and will have a meaningful impact in the communities we serve.

View the Reconciliation Action Plan and complete the survey below.

 

Reconciliation Action Plan Survey

You can find Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) resources at the Reconciliation Australia website.

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Community Meetings

Aboriginal community members are invited to provide feedback on UnitingSA’s draft Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) as part of our upcoming Community Meetings.

As an organisation dedicated to supporting children, youth, families and older people, we’re committed to strengthening relationships, developing culturally safe services and improving outcomes for Aboriginal people. Join one of our Community Meetings to help us identify the actions we should take to have a meaningful impact in the communities we serve.

Unfortunately our Community Meetings have been cancelled due to COVID-19. We encourage you to provide feedback via our online survey instead.

 

FAQ

  • What is a Reconciliation Action Plan?

    A Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is a strategic document that supports an organisation’s business plan. It includes practical actions that will drive an organisation’s contribution to reconciliation both internally and in the communities in which it operates.

    The RAP Program contributes to advancing the five dimensions of reconciliation by supporting organisations to develop respectful relationships and create meaningful opportunities with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

    Each of the four RAP types (Reflect, Innovate, Stretch, Elevate) set out the minimum elements required from an organisation to build strong relationships, respect and opportunities within the organisation and community.

  • Why Develop a RAP?

    RAPs are making a difference across Australia in workplaces, universities, schools, government and community organisations. The RAP framework enables organisations to contribute to reconciliation by:

    • building and encouraging relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, communities, organisations, and the broader Australian community
    • fostering and embedding respect for the world’s longest surviving cultures and communities.
    • develop opportunities within organisations or services to improve socio-economic outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities.
  • Who was involved in creating the draft strategy?

    Our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) was developed through a new two-tiered governance structure comprising of a RAP Committee and RAP Steering Committee, with final endorsement to be provided by the UnitingSA Board of Directors.

    Our RAP Committee and RAP Steering Committee is comprised of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff from across our service portfolio, as well as Executive and Board representatives.

  • How else can I be involved in the RAP Community Consultation process?

    Please contact UnitingSA’s Executive Manager of People and Culture, Claire Hogarth, on (08) 8440 2200 or chogarth@unitingsa.com.au.

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