Our Reconciliation Action Plan

Our vision for Reconciliation is that each person who identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander is given the same respect and consideration as others in Australian society, with equal access to employment, health care and education.

St John of God Health Care Reconciliation Action Plan

Our Reconciliation Action Plan

Our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan for 2020 – 2022 outlines St John of God Health Care’s continued commitment to playing our role reconciliation and out intent to build on our meaningful partnerships and opportunities with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples over the next two years and beyond.  

You can download our Reconciliation Action Plan.

Development

We are now in the process of restructuring the working group to the National RAP Working Group ensuring membership include caregivers who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people along with other caregivers from senior management and leadership and service delivery.

To this end, all caregivers who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, will receive a formal invitation to become a member of the National RAP Working Group.

The National RAP Working Group is charged with ensuring that our Reconciliation Action Plan continues to be outcome focused and enables St John of God Health Care to realise its goals.

Our history

Through our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan, we will continue to build upon our organisation’s rich heritage of engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The Sisters of St John of God, the founders of St John of God Health Care, have a long history of serving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, particularly in the remote Kimberley and Goldfields regions of Western Australia.

In 1907 the Sisters of St John of God founded health care services for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in Beagle Bay in the Kimberley region and subsequently expanded to other Kimberley communities and have served in the region ever since.

St John of God Health Care is inspired to build upon this great heritage and further our engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations with effective partnerships which are mutually beneficial.