Reconciliation Action Plan
In 2015 The Salvation Army launched their Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) in NSW, QLD and the ACT.
This plan focusses on three key areas:
- Good relationships – based on trust, understanding, communication and mutual respect.
- Respect – showing pride in the cultures that have existed in this country for tens of thousands of years and in the contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to Australia’s development.
- Opportunities – creating avenues that will achieve equality in life expectancy, education, employment and all the important measurable areas of disadvantage
|2008||The Salvation Army signs A Statement of Reconciliation, nationally|
|2012||The Salvation Army National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Reference Group seeks to develop a RAP as a priority|
|2014||A consultant is engaged and over 200 participants are involved in 20 focus groups.|
|The Salvation Army submits a draft RAP to Reconciliation Australia|
|2015||The Salvation Army launches their innovative Reconciliation Action Plan in NSW, QLD and ACT|
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Programs
The Salvation Army focuses its work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities on four areas – Cultural Competency and Capacity Building, Youth and Children, Community Engagement, and Leadership. Listed below are a number of our key work areas in NSW and QLD.
- Walkabout Talkabout Warriors Leadership & Resilience Program for young men aged 14 and older in partnership with Traditional Owners, community members and the Defence Force
- Practical support to Uncle Alfred’s Men’s Group
- Participating in Deadly Family Day Out – focussing on domestic violence
- Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander primary school aged students from remote communities attend Salvation Army summer camp in Sydney
- Mount Isa Recovery Services – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander specific drug and alcohol service
- Normanton Recovery & Community Wellbeing Service - Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander specific drug and alcohol service in partnership with Aboriginal Medical Service Gidgee Healing
- Kapun Tagai Mob Kinnectors - Family, school and student support delivered by Gunya Meta
Sydney Northern Beaches
- Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Community Education House –Hosting high school aged students from regional and remote areas during school term