Reconciliation Action Plan

EMCC Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP)

In 2018, EMCC developed its first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and began our journey towards a deep understanding and respect for Australia’s First Peoples.

A RAP is a formal statement of commitment to reconciliation. It’s developed using the Narragunnawali platform which registers and extend on existing initiatives.

We employ an Aboriginal Cultural Consultant, Emily Baksh, who guides and liaises with educators and management, as well as engaging in direct experiences with all children across our two centres.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge, traditions and current ways of being are embedded in all aspects of our programs and something that we are incredibly proud to be a part of with our youngest citizens.

EMCC’s Vision for Reconciliation

We acknowledge the deep hurts of the past, the injustices perpetrated against First Australians as well as current experiences of marginalisation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

East Melbourne Child Care Co-operative is committed to seeking unity, equity and equality between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians, believing that reconciliation is of critical importance towards a future of solidarity.

As educators, we recognise the crucial role we play in promoting and celebrating the rich histories, cultures and current achievements of First Australians.

We endeavour to impart understanding and appreciation from non-Indigenous Australians while honouring and strengthening awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.