Reconciliation Action Plan
In September 2022, we finalised and lodged our Reconciliation Action Plan that was endorsed by Reconciliation Australia.
At Catholic Healthcare, we are committed to taking action to advance reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, both in the communities we serve and within our own workforce.
Our Reconciliation Action Plan is an important first step in the process.
It is one that is strongly endorsed by our Board and Leadership Team, and across all areas of the organisation including Residential Care, Home and Community Services and Retirement Living.
The outcomes for our plan are based on 5 dimensions: Race Relations, Equality and Equity, Institutional Integrity, Unity and Historical Acceptance.
They will be achieved through the Relationships, Respect and Opportunity in the way we work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
We understand that Relationships underpin the heart of reconciliation between non-Indigenous and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. That it takes time to develop strong and meaningful relationship built on trust and respect that are free of racism or bias.
We are working to build an organisational Culture that embeds respect across services and workplace practice, to support better understanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their histories and connection to land and waterways.
We are strengthening our engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to create Opportunities for further employment, health and cultural development.
We look forward to partnering with Reconciliation Australia over the coming years to create meaningful change regarding our commitment to reconciliation.
Acknowledgement of Country
Catholic Healthcare acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we work and provide our services. We support the Uluru Statement from the Heart to achieve justice, recognition and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.