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Bridge Housing’s   pdf Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan 2020-2022 (3.14 MB) , developed in consultation with the RAP Working Group, is our second plan to be endorsed by Reconciliation Australia.

Over the next two years, the focus will be on developing and strengthening relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, engaging staff and other stakeholders in reconciliation, and building strategies that support our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tenant community and provide safe and secure housing opportunities.

pdf Read Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan here (3.14 MB) .

Key actions to achieve in 2020

During 2020 Bridge Housing will work towards the following key actions as a part of our commitment to our reconciliation journey:

  • Develop a RAP Hub for staff to encourage staff awareness and learning
  • Continue to develop relationships with Aboriginal and Torre Strait Islander organisations
  • Support access to opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and communities
  • Celebrate and participate in National Reconciliation Week.

National Reconciliation Week (NRW)

Bridge Housing was working with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tenant Advisory Group (ATTAG) to host an Art Exhibition at 107 Project during National Reconciliation Week. This event has been postponed until further notice.

To see how Bridge Housing is supporting tenants to participate in National Reconciliation Week during COVID-19, you can visit our National Reconciliation Week (NRW) page here.

RAP 2017-2019 achievements

Bridge Housing achieved 94% of actions in our first Reconciliation Action Plan including:

  • Increased the number of Aboriginal staff employed
  • Cultural competency training for all staff
  • Development of partnerships with Aboriginal organisations to support tenancy sustainment
  • Supported the Flag Raising Ceremony during NAIDOC Week at the Redfern Community Centre each year
  • Representation at NAIDOC Day celebrations and the Yabun festival
  • Implemented a Welcome to Country Protocol Policy across the organisation
  • Hosted the biennial exhibition showcasing talented artists in the tenant community, supported by the ATTAG
  • Engaged with Aboriginal suppliers through our procurement processes.