Blog: reconciliation

Celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leads in the media
3 June 2020

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is almost over, but that does not mean that we have to stop celebrating our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities once the week is up. With so much creative content being produced by talented Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, we thought now would be a valuable time to share […]

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Let’s Take the Next Steps – National Reconciliation Week 2017
29 May 2017

National Reconciliation Week is an important time for commemoration and inclusion in the Australian calendar. Running from 27 May to 3 June each year, these dates encapsulate important events in our nation’s history. Here, YWCA Canberra Board Director and Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Committee member, Sarah Burr explains these dates in more detail. Sorry Day  […]

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That’s a RAP!
15 December 2016

On Thursday 8 December, YWCA Canberra launched its Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) at a lunchtime event at our Mura Lanyon Youth and Community Centre. At YWCA Canberra, we strive to be a community leader in reconciliation by continuously building on our commitment to closing the gaps between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and […]

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Tom Calma with Zoya and Sherneal

Closing the gap through tackling Indigenous smoking
19 March 2015

(Photo: Tom Calma with Zoya Patel, Communications and Advocacy Officer and Shernael Teaurima, Policy and Project Officer). Today is Close the Gap day – a day where we reflect on the inequality in health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and make a commitment to closing the gap by 2030 so that all […]

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RAP 2014 cover

A new chapter in our Reconciliation journey
4 September 2014

We are really excited to have launched our third Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) on Wednesday 13 August 2014, at our Lanyon Youth and Community Centre. A RAP is a tool designed by Reconciliation Australia to help organisations build positive relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the wider Australian community. Our RAP formalises […]

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