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Reconciliation Action Plan

RAP Bridge Housing Picnic 064smBridge Housing’s   pdf Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan 2020-2022 (3.14 MB) , developed in consultation with the RAP Working Group, is our second plan to be endorsed by Reconciliation Australia.

Over the next two years, the focus will be on developing and strengthening relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, engaging staff and other stakeholders in reconciliation, and building strategies that support our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tenant community and provide safe and secure housing opportunities.

pdf Read Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan here (3.14 MB) .

Key actions to achieved in 2020

During 2020 Bridge Housing worked to achieve the following key actions as a part of our commitment to our reconciliation journey:

  • Develop a RAP Hub for staff to encourage staff awareness and learning
  • Continue to develop relationships with Aboriginal and Torre Strait Islander organisations
  • Support access to opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and communities
  • Celebrate and participate in National Reconciliation Week.

An update was provided in the 2020 December RAP Working Group Meeting. Download the pdf RAP Presentation (1.61 MB) to learn about the progress of the RAP and opportunities for engagement in 2021.

Welcome to Country protocols

Reconciliation Australia outlines the Welcome to Country Protocols and highlights their importance. Where meetings, events and gatherings have moved to online platforms, Reconciliation Australia also explains how to acknowledge Country virtually.

Bridge Housing has also developed location-specific Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Country protocols. pdf Read our Welcome to Country Policy (155 KB) .

Reconciliation Australia resources

Share Our Pride.

Share Our Pride is an online tool shared by Reconciliation Australia and provides people with an awareness raising journey of what life looks like from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspective.

Racism. Stops With Me.

2020 National Reconciliation Week resources.

RAP 2017-2019 achievements

Bridge Housing achieved 94% of actions in our first Reconciliation Action Plan including:

  • Increased the number of Aboriginal staff employed
  • Cultural competency training for all staff
  • Development of partnerships with Aboriginal organisations to support tenancy sustainment
  • Supported the Flag Raising Ceremony during NAIDOC Week at the Redfern Community Centre each year
  • Representation at NAIDOC Day celebrations and the Yabun festival
  • Implemented a Welcome to Country Protocol Policy across the organisation
  • Hosted the biennial exhibition showcasing talented artists in the tenant community, supported by the ATTAG
  • Engaged with Aboriginal suppliers through our procurement processes.