Our vision for Reconciliation
Reconciliation is not a quick fix or an easy solution. We will be learning from each other and stumbling along together, with the intention of continually growing. Reconciliation involves change. Change within each of us, and change in the wider world. It may not always be comfortable but it’s important work to do. We will hold ourselves accountable by seeking feedback from First Australian partners. Caritas Australia believes that a Reconciliation Action Plan provides an opportunity for all members of our community to consider ways in which we, together, can heal the wounds of the past and foster a shared future filled with hope.
It is important to be accountable, and by developing this RAP Caritas is committing to a brighter future. We are really pleased to be walking alongside Caritas on this shared journey of reconciliation.
Guided by our values of Courage, Compassion, Stewardship and Partnership Caritas Australia’s vision for reconciliation is an Australia in which First Australian cultures are embraced as part of a national identity, and First Australians are empowered to make decisions affecting their future.
In the context of our work, our ambition in particular is for all First Australians to achieve their best possible social and emotional wellbeing and have access to culturally appropriate support. We seek to embed reconciliation into our core business practices and decision making at all levels.