Our Reconciliation Action Plan
This is our mandate to address the imbalance of justice, equity and freedom with Australia’s First Nations Peoples and the beginning of our journey to reconciliation.
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.
Each of the four RAP types (Reflect, Innovate, Stretch, Elevate) set out the minimum elements required to build strong relationships, respect and opportunities within your organisation and community. VincentCare’s Reflect RAP runs from April 2019 to April 2020.
Source: Reconciliation Australia
Our vision of reconciliation
VincentCare is committed to the principles of social justice and works to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their ability, cultural background, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation or religion.
Our vision of reconciliation is one where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and lands are respected and valued, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have achieved self-determination. VincentCare is committed to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples participating equally and equitably in all areas of life and to recognising and upholding the unique rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
VincentCare will engage in respectful relationships based on the principles of reciprocity, understanding and connection with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities. We believe that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are the guiding authority as we journey towards reconciliation together.
Our Reconciliation Action Plan, Reflect
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About the artist
Karen Lovett, a proud Gunditjmara woman, has been painting her story for more than a decade. It is a story of her family, her discovery of the First Nations Peoples’ journeys and finding her own way back to Country. Karen was commissioned in December 2018 to develop a piece of artwork to symbolise VincentCare’s journey of reconciliation. The painting “Helpful Hands” represents hope, connection and diversity.
Everyone needs that person that believes in you. When you find them and I am lucky I have had many, you grab them with both hands and it’s amazing what can be done. Karen Lovett