Foster Care Week is celebrated in Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia from 11-17 September. We are both humbled and amazed by the enormous contribution of our village of carers who open their homes, their hearts and their lives giving back to the community so selflessly.
More than a word. Reconciliation takes action
Reconciliation Australia’s theme for this year’s National Reconciliation Week is More than a word. Reconciliation takes action, – urging the reconciliation movement towards braver and more impactful action.
This year’s theme is an extremely important one, one which can be embraced by all of us.
Consider how you can move from safe to brave. Add your voice to the calls for reconciliation and justice and support the voice of our First Nations People by sharing the truth about our shared history and encourage others to learn more.
Being only three percent of the Australian population, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples need all of us to raise the profile of important issues.
There are many resources available that you can utilise or share to broaden your knowledge or that of others too.
- What is Reconciliation? https://www.reconciliation.org.au/what-is-reconciliation/
- Share our Pride interactive awareness-raising journey http://www.shareourpride.org.au/
- 20 Actions for Reconciliation https://nrw.reconciliation.org.au/actions-for-reconciliation/
- Reconciliation Film Club https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/reconciliationfilmclub
Reconciliation Week events and activities are taking place across the nation, from awards to webinars, virtual and in-person events there really is something for everyone! I encourage you to search for an event that suits you.
Second National Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan
OzChild is committed to Reconciliation through our Second National Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
Our RAP is available to download here. Delivering the goals within our plan and embedding actions is the responsibility of everyone at OzChild. At every level of the organisation… from the board to staff, carers, and volunteers.
Child maltreatment is a pervasive issue that casts a long, dark shadow over the lives of countless young Australians. It’s a problem that transcends social, economic, and cultural boundaries, leaving a lasting impact on victims and society as a whole.
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