Our Reconciliation Action Plan

Our Reconciliation Action Plan

Our vision for Reconciliation is that each person who identifies as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander is given the same respect and consideration as others in Australian society, with equal access to employment, health care and education.

Reconciliation Action Plan 

Our Reconciliation Action Plan

In creating our 2017 to 2019 Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan we have reviewed our organisation’s progress towards Reconciliation to identify ways we can build upon our successes by increasing our activities in already established areas including:

  • employment
  • internship
  • community partnerships
  • provision of health services.

You can download our Reconciliation Action Plan.

Development

We established a working group made up of 15 caregivers who were representatives of our organisation throughout Australia to develop our Reconciliation Action Plan. Significant contributions were also made by our Aboriginal caregivers and external consultants.

The working group is ensuring the Reconciliation Action Plan continues to be outcome focused in order to achieve our goals in this area.

Our history

Through our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan, we will continue to build upon our organisation’s rich heritage in serving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people which began with the Sisters of St John of God, the founders of St John of God Health Care.

The Sisters' history of working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, particularly in the remote Kimberley and Goldfields regions of Western Australia, started in 1907 when they founded health care services for the Aboriginal community in Beagle Bay in the Kimberley region. They subsequently expanded their care to other Kimberley communities and have served in the region ever since.

We seek to build upon this great heritage and further our engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations with effective partnerships which are mutually beneficial.

We see the creation and implementation of our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan as a tangible continuation of the great work commenced by the Sisters of St John of God.