Our commitment to reconciliation

Challenge acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work. We pay our respects to their Elders – past, present and emerging – and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We also pay tribute to their ongoing connection to land, waters and community.
We are proud to be an organisational member of Reconciliation NSW. This means that we are steadfast in our commitment to collaborate with Reconciliation NSW to deliver strategic projects that support, educate and inspire the people of NSW to engage deeply in reconciliation. We are also an associate member of SNAICC, the National Voice for our Children, to support improved outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

Our reconciliation vision is to improve outcomes by adopting a continuous improvement approach to culturally safe practices and service provision.

We will achieve our reconciliation vision by:

  • Partnering with First Nations people and communities in ways that are informed by culture; that are supported and led by First Nations communities; that recognise the legacy of past policies and practices; and in ways that support aspirations and outcomes.
  • Building the cultural competency of all staff and carers
  • Increasing recognition of First Nations peoples through Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners and Custodians
  • Ensuring the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, carers and people we support, inform our work

You can download a copy of our Reconciliation Framework here.

First Nations Practice Framework Download

We have commissioned an incredible piece of artwork from Wayde Clarke, a young and talented Aboriginal artist who has done a fantastic job bringing his vision to life. This artwork helps to emphasise our commitment to celebrating First Nations culture and will be featured throughout the framework as well as on staff uniforms.

For more information about our First Nations connections please contact our Senior Advisor – First Nations, Bradley Burns by emailing First. Nations@challengecommunity.org.au

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