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Reconciliation Action Plan

Our Vision for Reconciliation

Foundation Housing is committed to making a meaningful contribution to reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Owners of this land which was colonised without their consent.

Foundation Housing will support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in their mission for self-determination and equal access to the opportunities available to all Australian citizens, particularly in terms of access to safe, secure and affordable housing.

 

Reconciliation is a journey we must walk on together

The Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) program, developed by Reconciliation Australia, is about organisations from every sector turning good intentions into real actions and rising to the challenge of reconciling Australia. A RAP is a
business plan that uses a holistic approach to create meaningful relationships, enhanced respect, and promote sustainable opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

 

Our commitment to Reconciliation is outlined in our Reflect RAP

Through the development of our first RAP we have grown understanding and respect of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and practices, and create more opportunities to work in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The delivery of Foundation Housing’s Reflect RAP was completed in late 2020, with more than 90 percent of actions implemented. Some of these actions included: 

 

Our Innovate RAP

Our Reconciliation Working Group (RWG) are excited to have started their Innovate RAP journey alongside the Acknowledge This Team and Aboriginal Elder Freda Ogilvie.

Our Innovate RAP sets out 50 deliverables that Foundation Housing will take to build strong and trusting relationships, champion ongoing respect and understanding between cultures and create opportunities through our action.

Important areas of focus for our Innovate RAP are to:

 

Our RAP Committee

The RAP Committee, led by the CEO and RAP Champion Chris Smith, consists of staff from across the organisation including Communications, Housing Services, Property Services, Community Services and Lodging Services. The RAP Committee are guided by Rhys Paddick and Emma Gibbens from Acknowledge This on their journey.  

Foundation Housing have also engaged with Whadjuk/Balladong woman, Freda Ogilvie, to sit on our Aboriginal Advisory Group. Freda currently sits on the Board of RUAH and is involved in the City of Fremantle Elders Advisory group. Her passions are matters of family, education, health, domestic violence and community services. 

Contact Us Office Locations

Office Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Thursday: 12:30pm to 4:30pm*

General Enquiries: (08) 9422 0700
Maintenance / Repairs: 1300 895 205

Office: 297 Vincent Street, Leederville WA 6007
Postal: PO Box 214, Leederville, WA 6902

*Leederville Reception is closed on Thursday mornings.

Office Hours:
By appointment only

Unit 6/17 – 19 Foundry Road
Midland WA 6056

T: (08) 9422 0700

Maintenance / Repairs: 1300 895 205

 

Office Hours:
By appointment only

Sanori House, Suite 3, 126 Grand Boulevard
Joondalup WA 6027

T: (08) 9422 0700
Maintenance / Repairs: 1300 895 205

Office Hours:
10.00am to 2.00 pm weekdays (or by appointment)

34 Frederick Street
Broome WA 6725

General Enquiries: (08) 9422 0700
Maintenance / Repairs: 1300 895 205

Office Hours:
10.00am to 2.00 pm weekdays (or by appointment)

3A/3 Brand Street
South Hedland WA 6722

T: (08) 9172 9700
Maintenance / Repairs: 1300 895 205