YFS launched our 2023-2026 Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) during National Reconciliation Week 2023.
YFS has had a RAP since 2012, and in 2019 we launched our First Nations Cultural Framework . This framework built on our RAP commitments and recognised our role – as a service provider, an employer and a community member – in backing First Nations People in our community.
Thanks to the commitment of our staff and the leadership of our CEO, Cath Bartolo, these plans have helped us to achieve strong outcomes in our work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
In presenting this Stretch RAP, we are committing to draw on our influence and relationships to further advance reconciliation and promote healing and thriving for First Nations peoples.
We are grateful for the relationships and goodwill we have established with many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders, organisations and community groups and look forward to continuing our journey alongside First Nations peoples towards voice, treaty and truth.
We appreciate the significant role played by our Reconciliation Working Party in leading the direction and implementation of this RAP and the ones that have preceded it.
We thank everyone who contributed to the development of this RAP, and everyone who will contribute to its fulfilment.