Reconciliation Action Plan

Reconciliation Action Plan

EWON’s first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) was endorsed by Reconciliation Australia in June 2021. Our Reflect RAP is the first in a series of four plans (Reflect, Innovate, Stretch, Elevate) that will provide a framework for everyone at EWON to support the national reconciliation movement. 

Our Reflect RAP demonstrates our commitment to closing the gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and non-Indigenous people across NSW. It is the roadmap for our contribution to reconciliation and will be fully implemented by June 2022. EWON’s journey towards reconciliation started more than 10 years ago when we employed an Aboriginal Community Engagement Officer to establish an Aboriginal Community Outreach Program for communities across NSW. 

We have continually expanded our focus by introducing cultural awareness training for all staff, developing culturally appropriate EWON resources and celebrating significant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander events throughout each year. 

Our Reflect RAP acknowledges the work we have done so far but also outlines how we will increase our support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It will involve changes to EWON policies but, most importantly, it will be embedded in our day-to-day operations. 

Our commitments 

We are committed to: 

  • increasing and enhancing access to our services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 
  • ensuring the services we offer to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are provided in the most effective and appropriate way, based on our growing understanding of their needs and cultural practices 
  • increasing EWON staff awareness, understanding and acceptance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and the issues they face 
  • enhancing our work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders by expanding our stakeholder networks, building partnerships and collaborating with organisations that work with communities across NSW. 

See pages 14-15 of EWON’s Annual Report to read more about some of the practical actions the Ombudsman, Management Team and EWON staff will be working on to bring the RAP to life. You can also see the artwork by Barkindji woman Maddison Gibbs, chosen by EWON, to illustrate our Reflect RAP.  

Back to the EWON Annual Report 2020/2021 interactive dashboard and highlights.

Reconciliation Action Plan

EWON’s first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) was endorsed by Reconciliation Australia in June 2021. Our Reflect RAP is the first in a series of four plans (Reflect, Innovate, Stretch, Elevate) that will provide a framework for everyone at EWON to support the national reconciliation movement. 

Our Reflect RAP demonstrates our commitment to closing the gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and non-Indigenous people across NSW. It is the roadmap for our contribution to reconciliation and will be fully implemented by June 2022. EWON’s journey towards reconciliation started more than 10 years ago when we employed an Aboriginal Community Engagement Officer to establish an Aboriginal Community Outreach Program for communities across NSW. 

We have continually expanded our focus by introducing cultural awareness training for all staff, developing culturally appropriate EWON resources and celebrating significant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander events throughout each year. 

Our Reflect RAP acknowledges the work we have done so far but also outlines how we will increase our support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It will involve changes to EWON policies but, most importantly, it will be embedded in our day-to-day operations. 

Our commitments 

We are committed to: 

  • increasing and enhancing access to our services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 
  • ensuring the services we offer to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are provided in the most effective and appropriate way, based on our growing understanding of their needs and cultural practices 
  • increasing EWON staff awareness, understanding and acceptance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and the issues they face 
  • enhancing our work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders by expanding our stakeholder networks, building partnerships and collaborating with organisations that work with communities across NSW. 

See pages 14-15 of EWON’s Annual Report to read more about some of the practical actions the Ombudsman, Management Team and EWON staff will be working on to bring the RAP to life. You can also see the artwork by Barkindji woman Maddison Gibbs, chosen by EWON, to illustrate our Reflect RAP.  

Back to the EWON Annual Report 2020/2021 interactive dashboard and highlights.

Reconciliation Action Plan

EWON’s first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) was endorsed by Reconciliation Australia in June 2021. Our Reflect RAP is the first in a series of four plans (Reflect, Innovate, Stretch, Elevate) that will provide a framework for everyone at EWON to support the national reconciliation movement. 

Our Reflect RAP demonstrates our commitment to closing the gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and non-Indigenous people across NSW. It is the roadmap for our contribution to reconciliation and will be fully implemented by June 2022. EWON’s journey towards reconciliation started more than 10 years ago when we employed an Aboriginal Community Engagement Officer to establish an Aboriginal Community Outreach Program for communities across NSW. 

We have continually expanded our focus by introducing cultural awareness training for all staff, developing culturally appropriate EWON resources and celebrating significant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander events throughout each year. 

Our Reflect RAP acknowledges the work we have done so far but also outlines how we will increase our support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It will involve changes to EWON policies but, most importantly, it will be embedded in our day-to-day operations. 

Our commitments 

We are committed to: 

  • increasing and enhancing access to our services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 
  • ensuring the services we offer to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are provided in the most effective and appropriate way, based on our growing understanding of their needs and cultural practices 
  • increasing EWON staff awareness, understanding and acceptance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and the issues they face 
  • enhancing our work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders by expanding our stakeholder networks, building partnerships and collaborating with organisations that work with communities across NSW. 

See pages 14-15 of EWON’s Annual Report to read more about some of the practical actions the Ombudsman, Management Team and EWON staff will be working on to bring the RAP to life. You can also see the artwork by Barkindji woman Maddison Gibbs, chosen by EWON, to illustrate our Reflect RAP.  

Back to the EWON Annual Report 2020/2021 interactive dashboard and highlights.

Reconciliation Action Plan

EWON’s first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) was endorsed by Reconciliation Australia in June 2021. Our Reflect RAP is the first in a series of four plans (Reflect, Innovate, Stretch, Elevate) that will provide a framework for everyone at EWON to support the national reconciliation movement. 

Our Reflect RAP demonstrates our commitment to closing the gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and non-Indigenous people across NSW. It is the roadmap for our contribution to reconciliation and will be fully implemented by June 2022. EWON’s journey towards reconciliation started more than 10 years ago when we employed an Aboriginal Community Engagement Officer to establish an Aboriginal Community Outreach Program for communities across NSW. 

We have continually expanded our focus by introducing cultural awareness training for all staff, developing culturally appropriate EWON resources and celebrating significant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander events throughout each year. 

Our Reflect RAP acknowledges the work we have done so far but also outlines how we will increase our support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It will involve changes to EWON policies but, most importantly, it will be embedded in our day-to-day operations. 

Our commitments 

We are committed to: 

  • increasing and enhancing access to our services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 
  • ensuring the services we offer to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are provided in the most effective and appropriate way, based on our growing understanding of their needs and cultural practices 
  • increasing EWON staff awareness, understanding and acceptance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and the issues they face 
  • enhancing our work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders by expanding our stakeholder networks, building partnerships and collaborating with organisations that work with communities across NSW. 

See pages 14-15 of EWON’s Annual Report to read more about some of the practical actions the Ombudsman, Management Team and EWON staff will be working on to bring the RAP to life. You can also see the artwork by Barkindji woman Maddison Gibbs, chosen by EWON, to illustrate our Reflect RAP.  

Back to the EWON Annual Report 2020/2021 interactive dashboard and highlights.

Reconciliation Action Plan

EWON’s first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) was endorsed by Reconciliation Australia in June 2021. Our Reflect RAP is the first in a series of four plans (Reflect, Innovate, Stretch, Elevate) that will provide a framework for everyone at EWON to support the national reconciliation movement. 

Our Reflect RAP demonstrates our commitment to closing the gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and non-Indigenous people across NSW. It is the roadmap for our contribution to reconciliation and will be fully implemented by June 2022. EWON’s journey towards reconciliation started more than 10 years ago when we employed an Aboriginal Community Engagement Officer to establish an Aboriginal Community Outreach Program for communities across NSW. 

We have continually expanded our focus by introducing cultural awareness training for all staff, developing culturally appropriate EWON resources and celebrating significant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander events throughout each year. 

Our Reflect RAP acknowledges the work we have done so far but also outlines how we will increase our support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It will involve changes to EWON policies but, most importantly, it will be embedded in our day-to-day operations. 

Our commitments 

We are committed to: 

  • increasing and enhancing access to our services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 
  • ensuring the services we offer to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are provided in the most effective and appropriate way, based on our growing understanding of their needs and cultural practices 
  • increasing EWON staff awareness, understanding and acceptance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and the issues they face 
  • enhancing our work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders by expanding our stakeholder networks, building partnerships and collaborating with organisations that work with communities across NSW. 

See pages 14-15 of EWON’s Annual Report to read more about some of the practical actions the Ombudsman, Management Team and EWON staff will be working on to bring the RAP to life. You can also see the artwork by Barkindji woman Maddison Gibbs, chosen by EWON, to illustrate our Reflect RAP.  

Back to the EWON Annual Report 2020/2021 interactive dashboard and highlights.