UnitingCare West recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ special and unique spiritual connection to lands, waters and Country. We value the oldest continuing culture in the world and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
We also acknowledge that past policies and exclusions by communities, families and their children have had negative impacts on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples past and present.
UnitingCare West will play an active role in reconciliation by demonstrating empathy, respect, inclusiveness, integrity and commitment. We are committed to proactively engaging with Aboriginal Peoples and communities to improve the delivery of culturally respectful and appropriate services. It is our intent to be a sought after place of opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
We are determined to expand our commitment to Reconciliation via our STRETCH Reconciliation Action Plan 2019-2021. Solid foundations have been laid by delivering our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan 2016-2018. We are on the journey towards Reconciliation.