The City is taking its next steps in Reconciliation by developing the second Reconciliation Action Plan 'Innovate'.
The City’s first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) was completed in 2019. Over the development and implementation of this Reflect RAP staff across the City have been working to progress a range of actions that have contributed to positive outcomes across the three RAP themes: relationships, respect and opportunity.
Some of these achievements include:
- The development of strong relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations including Sister Kids Home Kids Aboriginal Corporation and Langford Aboriginal Association.
- The continual success and growth of annual NAIDOC and Reconciliation Week events.
- The integration of Noongar language and cultural experiences across a range of community programming i.e. Rhymes by the River, Noongar language classes.
- Noongar naming across City building’s meeting rooms and the installation of door wraps featuring artworks commissioned from Sister Kids Home Kids Aboriginal Corporation.
- Installation of acknowledgement plaques on the exterior of City buildings.
The City of Canning is committed to Reconciliation with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. In recognition of this commitment, the City is developing their second RAP. Central to the Development of a RAP is the development of a Canning Reconciliation Action Group (CRAG)
who will guide, inform and drive ideas to develop and implement Canning’s new RAP.
The City’s Reflect RAP was developed in collaboration with the CRAG for the specific purpose of developing and implementing a RAP. The CRAG group featured City staff from a range of program areas, community members and service providers who are represented by both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. This group was fundamental in developing the City’s Reflect RAP and continued to support its implementation over the next year.
We are again seeking members for the next CRAG, the City will develop an Innovate RAP which focuses on developing and strengthening relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, engaging staff and stakeholders in reconciliation, developing and piloting innovative strategies to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
This is your invitation to set the direction for Canning’s next Reconciliation Plan.
The objectives of the Canning Reconciliation Action Group are to:
- guide, inform and drive ideas to develop the City’s new RAP
- build a foundation for Reconciliation actions in the City
- raise awareness and support for the RAP and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander interests in the City
- review and provide feedback to the RAP process including the development, implementation and evaluation.
Each member of the CRAG brings a capacity to add value to the RAP discussions, and to represent the broader views of the Canning community, particularly those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.
Click here to download the CRAG nomination form, which can be returned via email and any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominations close 30 April 2021.
Click here to download the CRAG nomination form or click here to complete the online form
Click here to download a copy of the City’s Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan