National Reconciliation Week: Register for CheckUP’s QPHCN event
National Reconciliation Week is a time of reflection, celebration, and learning for all Australians. It serves as a reminder of the importance of acknowledging the shared history, cultures, and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year, CheckUP is proud to invite you to attend our Queensland Primary Health Care Network (QPHCN) event on Thursday 1 June, which will provide our stakeholders with an opportunity to learn, engage and contribute to the reconciliation process.
You can join us either online or in-person from 10am at the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council training rooms in South Brisbane.
CheckUP’s QPHCN event
CheckUP is committed to working respectfully and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities. The QPHCN event is an integral part of our ongoing reconciliation journey and efforts to promote equitable health outcomes for all Australians.
To kick off the event, we have arranged a captivating cultural performance from the renowned Nunukul Yuggera Aboriginal Dance Company.
Leading the event will be Kieran Chilcott, CEO at Kalwun Development Corporation Limited and CheckUP Board Director. Kieran will facilitate a Q&A session with Lynette Anderson, our dedicated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lead. Together, they will shed light on the meaningful work we are undertaking to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and foster a staff culture that embraces diversity, promotes understanding and supports reconciliation.
Additionally, we are excited to have Edward Mosby, a respected psychologist and founder of Wakai Waian Healing, set to join us. Ed is a CheckUP Outreach provider who will be sharing valuable insights on healing and mental wellbeing within the context of reconciliation.
Further enriching the event will be a panel discussion featuring members of the CheckUP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Committee, Rona Scherer and Rhonda Skibasaki. Kieran, who is the Committee’s Chair, will lead the discussion, providing an opportunity for diverse perspectives to be shared.
Last but not least, we have invited guest speakers representing organisations with Reconciliation Action Plans. They will discuss the important work their organisations are undertaking to foster reconciliation.
Following the event, attendees will have the opportunity to network while enjoying light refreshments.
Why attend our event?
Reconciliation is a journey that requires active participation from individuals, communities and organisations alike. It’s about fostering respectful relationships, acknowledging past injustices, and taking steps towards healing and understanding. National Reconciliation Week offers a platform to engage in meaningful conversations, cultural events, and actions that promote unity, respect, and equality.
Cultural immersion: Immerse yourself in diverse cultural experiences, including a didgeridoo performance and delicious food. Among the post-event refreshments will be desserts from Kuppibunda Kitchen that feature Indigenous ingredients.
Knowledge and understanding: Listen to thought-provoking Q&A and panel discussions. There will be an opportunity to ask speakers questions.
Practical strategies: Gain practical strategies and ideas for promoting reconciliation in your organisation by listening to presentations from organisations with Reconciliation Action Plans.
Networking opportunities: Connect with like-minded individuals, healthcare professionals, community leaders, and advocates who share a passion for reconciliation. Build meaningful relationships and explore opportunities for collaboration.
Ticket and registration information
CheckUP members and Outreach health service providers can attend for FREE. Non-members can attend face-to-face for $50 or virtually for just $20.
Don’t miss the chance to be part of this significant event. Registering is quick and easy! Simply visit the Eventbrite page and follow the registration instructions – https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/queensland-primary-health-care-network-qphcn-event-reconciliation-tickets-469690546067.
For the work of generations past, and the benefit of generations future, let’s choose to create a more just, equitable and reconciled country for all.