A RAP is a strategic document with practical plans for action. It units out how an organisation is committing to contribute to reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The RAP Program helps advance the 5 dimensions of reconciliation by supporting organisations to develop respectful relationships and create significant opportunities with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
RAPs are making a difference throughout Australia in workplaces, universities, schools, government and community organisations. This collective action is creating the fitting environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to access maintainable employment and enterprise opportunities.
Over a hundred and twenty NFPs throughout Australia already have a RAP – however that leaves many 1000’s which are nonetheless to take this step. Take a look at all the organisations presently implementing their RAPs and serving to drive change throughout all sectors and regions of Australia.
Why develop a RAP?
RAPs provide a structured, nationally recognised, tried and tested model to your workplace to formalise commitments to reconciliation. They assist to foster a community of shared value, goals and a standard language when it involves reconciliation.
By creating a RAP, your organisation can flip good intentions into positive actions and be part of the collective action for reconciliation. This means your NFP can be part of the steps forward — actively serving to to build higher trust, zarnesti01 lower prejudice, and elevated pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
Finding the RAP that’s right in your organisation.
There are 4 types of RAPs for workplaces: Reflect, Innovate, Stretch or Elevate. This signifies that there’s a RAP designed to suit your organisation at every stage of its reconciliation journey.
Reflect RAP – Scoping reconciliation
A Mirror RAP clearly sets out the steps your organisation will take to scope and develop relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders, determine on your vision for reconciliation and discover your sphere of influence, earlier than committing to particular actions or initiatives.
An Innovate RAP outlines actions that work towards achieving your organisation’s distinctive vision for reconciliation. Commitments in this RAP allow your NFP to be aspirational and innovative to assist your organisation gain a deeper understanding of its sphere of affect, and establish the best approach to advance reconciliation.
Elevate RAP – Leadership in reconciliation
Elevate RAP organisations have a powerful strategic relationship with Reconciliation Australia and actively champion initiatives to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and create societal change. Organisations are additionally required to have higher transparency and accountability by way of independent assessment of their activities.