Reconciliation Action Plan 2017-2018
Reconciliation Action Plan for the years 2017–2018
Community Child Care Association understands that reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians is the responsibility of all Australians. We recognise the significance of belonging for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families, for them to grow and reach their potential.
Our vision is to provide leadership to others in supporting relationships that are respectful, welcoming and inclusive for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Community Child Care Association’s vision for reconciliation is based on the core principles of community, capacity and collaboration, which underpin our work as the peak body for not-for-profit, community-owned children’s education and care services. Reflecting on these values as an organisation has led us to question and challenge what we do every day to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are recognised and appreciated in meaningful ways. As the Traditional Owners and Custodians of Australia, the Torres Strait Islands and the surrounding waters, the First Peoples have so much to share with us as we strive for more ethical, interconnected and inclusive communities.
We recognise that unless CCC is committed to reconciliation through adopting a practical action plan, the small and significant changes necessary to shift from positions of racism, ignorance, regret and tokenism will not be achieved. We believe that our Reconciliation Action Plan will provide practical strategies for building and renewing deeper partnerships and engagement with Aboriginal communities, organisations, families and individuals so that we can learn from each other as we work to build a more equitable and socially just nation.