CheckUP is committed to working respectfully and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional custodians of the land and respect and value the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in Australia. CheckUP believes that reconciliation is a critical step in strengthening relationships, creating new opportunities and building respect with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, communities and organisations.
CheckUP’s journey to reconciliation began in 2013 after the need for the organisation to be held accountable to how we work with, and demonstrate opportunities for, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples was highlighted by the Queensland Close the Gap Network. Through consultation with this group, it was identified that a Reconciliation Action Plan or RAP was the best way to demonstrate our commitment to reconciliation and to provide the organisation and staff with tangible steps to work towards reconciliation.
We launched our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) during the Health Leaders’ Forum in 2013.
We then moved to the next stage; our Innovate RAP which focused on activities around Reconciliation Australia’s themes of Respect, Relationships and Opportunities. We launched our Innovate RAP on 2 June 2016 at Brisbane Indigenous Media Association (98.9FM), furthering our journey along the Reconciliation path. We have compiled a short video with the highlights from the RAP launch below.
We have now moved on to our Stretch RAP (2022-2024) following its launch during National Reconciliation Week 2022. Our Stretch RAP aims to build on the success of our previous two RAPS with a focus on:
- advancing our relationships with our existing networks and exploring new partnership opportunities with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders;
- embedding respect as a core, central component of our work;
- providing an expanded range of opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and organisations.