EREA Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan
“Reconciliation Australia is delighted to welcome Edmund Rice Education Australia to the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) program by formally endorsing its inaugural Innovate RAP.
As a member of the RAP community, Edmund Rice Education Australia joins over 1,000 dedicated corporate, government, and not-for-profit organisations that have formally committed to reconciliation through the RAP program since its inception in 2006. RAP organisations across Australia are turning good intentions into positive actions, helping to build higher trust, lower prejudice, and increased pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
The RAP program provides a framework for organisations to advance reconciliation within their spheres of influence. This Innovate RAP provides Edmund Rice Education Australia with the key steps to establish its own unique approach to reconciliation.
Through implementing an Innovate RAP, Edmund Rice Education Australia will develop its approach to driving reconciliation through its business activities, services and programs, and develop mutually beneficial relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders. We wish Edmund Rice Education Australia well as it explores and establishes its own unique approach to reconciliation. We encourage Edmund Rice Education Australia to embrace this journey with open hearts and minds, to grow from the challenges, and to build on its successes.
As the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation reminded the nation in its final report: “Reconciliation is hard work—it’s a long, winding and corrugated road, not a broad, paved highway. Determination and effort at all levels of government and in all sections of the community will be essential to make reconciliation a reality.”
On behalf of Reconciliation Australia, I commend Edmund Rice Education Australia on its first RAP, and look forward to following its ongoing reconciliation journey.”
Karen Mundine CEO Reconciliation Australia