Holyoake’s vision is to enable better futures for all communities through a holistic and inclusive approach of providing social and emotional wellbeing services.
We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Custodians of Country and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to Elders – past, present and emerging.
Holyoake has a RAP Committee which includes members from all our office locations as well as our Aboriginal Elder in Residence – Marie Taylor. Having implemented both our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and Innovate RAP successfully, we are now in the process of developing the next level – our Stretch RAP.
The new RAP has been in development for the last six months and is nearing completion. This is a rigorous process and the final plan needs to be endorsed by Reconciliation Australia. We are progressing well and expect to publish our Stretch RAP by May 2022.
What is a Stretch RAP?
A Stretch RAP is best suited to organisations that have developed strategies and established a very strong approach towards advancing reconciliation internally and within the organisation’s sphere of influence.
A Stretch RAP spans a period of 2-3 years and is focused on longer-term strategies. It works towards defined measurable targets and goals. Organisations are expected to embed reconciliation initiatives into business strategies, so they become ‘business as usual’.
Holyoake Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan