Strengthening relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
At its heart, reconciliation is about strengthening relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous peoples, for the benefit of all Australians (sourced from Reconciliation Australia).
The City of Canning is committed to reconciliation. Our vision for reconciliation is one of unity and equity, built on genuine relationships with, and respect for, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
In 2018, the City developed and delivered its first Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (PDF 2.2MB). Some of our reconciliation achievements include:
- Developing relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and organisations.
- Employment of an Aboriginal Engagement Officer.
- Delivery of ‘Ngalang Kadjin Moorditj’ (Our Spirit Strong) Aboriginal youth and employment mentoring program.
- Continual delivery of annual NAIDOC and Reconciliation Week events and annual Noongar language classes.
- Noongar naming across City building’s meeting rooms and the installation of door wraps featuring artworks commissioned from Sister Kate’s Home Kids Aboriginal Corporation.
- Installation of acknowledgement plaques on the exterior of City buildings.
New Draft Reconciliation Strategy and Action Plan
The City is developing a new Reconciliation Strategy that will guide our reconciliation actions for the next four years.
The public are invited to comment on the Draft Reconciliation Strategy and associated Action Plan on the YourSay website:
Download the previous Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan 2018-19 (PDF 2.2MB).
Canning Reconciliation Action Group
The City of Canning has convened a Reconciliation Action Group to guide our reconciliation work. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians are welcomed to join. The group meets once every two months. If you would like to express an interest to join please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.