This year, the theme for National Reconciliation Week(NRW) is "Be Brave. Make Change." and that is what we are taking a stance on. Last year we established a working group dedicated to developing the organisation's second Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). The plan details our commitment to act as we move through our reconciliation journey. This is one of the important ways that we are delivering on our broader objective to be a 'A Force for Good'.
We have already achieved great milestones including the inception and continued growth of Glad Indigenous, its Supply Nation certification, as well as the endorsement of our second Innovate RAP by Reconciliation Australia.
Celebrating National Reconciliation Week (NRW)
In honour of NRW, the team at the Sydney Support Office will host a special cultural event on Tuesday 31st May which also marks the official launch of our second RAP.
“At Glad Group, we aim to develop and foster relationships that drive a culture of shared knowledge, learning and resources. We are strengthening our connections and are spending time to initiate practical and positive change in the community.”
– Steve Iloski, Executive Director
The event will feature unique guest speakers, including First Nation peoples and the CEO of Glad Indigenous, Scott Franks. There will be a performance by Gawura Cultural Immersions, whose cultural dance will educate and inform the audience’s understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We are delighted to be welcoming a mix of internal and external guests to the event, including ten year three pupils from Kogarah Primary School.
We look forward to sharing the day with you through photos and words from our leaders and engaging with you all on the importance of reconciliation for both Australia and Glad Group.
About National Reconciliation Week
Reconciliation is about strengthening relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous peoples, for the benefit of all Australians.
Reconciliation is an ongoing journey that reminds us that while generations of Australians have fought hard for meaningful change, future gains are likely to take just as much, if not more, effort. Reconciliation is based and measured on five dimensions: historical acceptance; race relations; equality and equity; institutional integrity and unity.