Bridge Housing stands by our Aboriginal brothers and sisters on National Sorry Day.

Since 26 May 1998, this has been the day every year when we pause to reflect on the Stolen Generations and the removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait islanders from their families, captured in the report Bringing Them Home.

It is also a national day of healing to bring together all Australians in acts of reconciliation, and is the start of National Reconciliation Week

Bridge Housing CEO John Nicolades said: “We aim to bring a spirit of understanding and mutual respect to all our engagements with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents, staff and community for the suffering they or their families have experienced. From this pain and suffering, we see the strength and resilience of all Indigenous Australians.”

“Our approach to reconciliation is enshrined in our Reconciliation Action Plan, now it its second phase, which provides a practical roadmap for reconciliation and community building,” he said. 

Bridge Housing has information and activities planned to celebrate National Reconciliation Week. Please visit our website again in the next few days to learn more.