Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social justice commissioner Mick Gooda formally launched ACCAN's Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) at the ACCAN offices in Sydney on 25 February 2013.
ACCAN developed its RAP to guide our engagement with Indigenous peoples and communities. We hope that a commitment to reconciliation by organisations such as ACCAN can help build an Australian society that values and respects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures.
Find out how your organisation can begin its own RAP journey with Reconciliation Australia: http://www.reconciliation.org.au/home/reconciliation-action-plans
Download: ACCAN Reconciliation Action Plan 2013 [Word Document - 749 KB]
Download: ACCAN Reconciliation Action Plan 2013 [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 442.67 KB]
What is a Reconciliation Action Plan?
As described by Reconciliation Australia, a Reconciliation Action Plan aims to achieve the following:
- A Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is a tool to help your organisation build positive relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.
- RAPs give you a format for exploring how reconciliation can advance your business's organisational objectives.
- RAPs are your public contribution towards the national effort to close the 17-year life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous children.
- A RAP formalises your contribution by encouraging you to identify clear actions and realistic targets, as well as lessons learnt.
- While each organisation shapes their own RAP, all plans include a creative blend of relationships, respect and opportunities.