Reconciliation Action Plan

The Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) program is an initiative of Reconciliation Australia, designed to assist organisations around the country to make a meaningful contribution to the national effort to close the 17-year gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and other Australians.

On 15 March 2011, the Foundation launched its RAP, an achievable one-year plan that will embed the reconciliation process into our work culture and practices.  The plan uses our learning and resources to support improved health, wellbeing, and life opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

From this firm base we will develop long-term strategic contributions to reconciliation through our work with the wider Australian community.

Download a copy of the Foundation’s RAP, or find out more about the RAP program by visiting Reconciliation Australia’s website.

We would like to particularly thank the following people for their support, invaluable contributions, time, and energy throughout the RAP development process:

  • Matilda House, Ngambri-Ngunnawal Elder
  • Scott Wilson, Deputy Chairman, Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Foundation
  • Michael Thorn, Chief Executive, Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Foundation
  • Michele Abel, Acting Relationships Manager, Reconciliation Australia
  • Claire Toepfer, Reconciliation Action Plan Advisor, Reconciliation Australia
  • Caitlin Buxton, past Community RAP Advisor, Reconciliation Australia
  • George Wilson, Sector Development Officer, ACT Council of Social Service
  • Ginibi Robinson, ACT Department of Education and Training – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education and Student Support Branch
  • Shavaun Chapman, Company Liaison Officer , Regional Group Training