Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)
At the beginning of 2011 UnitingCare Queensland celebrated its commitment to develop a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). Just one year later on 9 February 2012, the organisation launched its RAP at kuril dhagun at the Queensland State Library.
The plan evolved during a year-long series of workshops held under the guidance of an external facilitator and attended by staff from across the organisation who are passionate about reconciliation, including more than 40 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff from across the UnitingCare Queensland service groups - UnitingCare Community, UnitingCare Health and Blue Care.
The RAP has provided a framework to deepen our relationships and to make our services more culturally relevant. The completion of the first 12 months of the RAP saw measurable actions focussed on three core elements - strengthening relationships, demonstrating respect and developing mutually beneficial opportunities. These included but were not limited to cultural awareness training, visits to country, adoption of cultural protocols and the development of a cultural calendar.
During Reconciliation Week in June 2014, the second edition of the RAP was launched. It will continue to guide our journey towards reconciliation with measurable actions to be delivered by 2017. Please view the RAP documents below.
- UnitingCare Queensland Reconciliation Action Plan 2014-2017
- RAP review Our first 12 months 2012-2013
- UnitingCare Queensland Reconciliation Action Plan 2012
Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
As a part of the UnitingCare Queensland group, UnitingCare Community also believes we should recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our Constitution. Read more about our involvement in the Recognise campaign.