Social Ventures Australia (SVA) has taken another proud step on the reconciliation journey, with the launch of our second Reconciliation Action Plan. The RAP was launched by Chief Executive, Rob Koczkar at SVA’s AGM on 21 November and attended by our Board, staff and key supporters.
Rob Koczkar SVA CEO said, “Reconciliation is everyone’s business. In developing our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) we asked ourselves, how can we take the skills we have learnt over 12 years and generate faster, braver, larger scale social change amongst a community that needs it most? As SVA’s new Chief Executive Officer, I too am deeply committed to the principles and actions laid out in this RAP, and look forward to working with our staff and partners to achieve its objectives.”
Adrian Appo OAM, founding Chief Executive Officer, Ganbina said, “It is a national imperative that we address the disparity that exists between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. January 26th 1788 signalled the outset of a social and economic gap that is still very real today. True nationhood cannot be achieved until this is redressed. This RAP, Social Ventures Australia’s second, aims to translate Reconciliation from being a term, to being an action.”
SVA’s second Reconciliation Action Plan – a Stretch RAP – identifies 15 actions which SVA commits to take to strengthen and extend its relationship with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, build the organisation’s cross-cultural competence, and support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, business and ventures.
Download SVA’s second Reconciliation Action Plan (PDF, 1.11MB)