Lady Gowrie Tasmania Reconciliation Action Plan for 2019-2020

Gowrie Training & Consultancy Jo Canavan had the pleasure to celebrate the endorsement of the Lady Gowrie Tasmania Reconciliation Action Plan for 2019-2020 by Reconciliation Australia at their 2019 Annual General Meeting.

The vision of the plan is to demonstrate a genuine commitment to reconciliation across the organisation. Lady Gowrie Tasmania will actively work to deepen the organisation’s cultural awareness and competence and respect for First Nations Australians through advocating against racism and discrimination.

Acknowledgement and thanks must be given to the Board and CEO of Lady Gowrie Tasmania for their investment and support in bringing this Reconciliation Action Plan to fruition, the personnel at Reconciliation Australia who guided the working group on their journey, the RAP working group and all the employees who offered their thoughts and feelings about the development of a vision and a plan for reconciliation.

We pay tribute to Andy Gall who designed the cover of the RAP. He is a young Tasmanian Aboriginal artist who based his design upon the large tree growing at Lady Gowrie Tasmania’s first location in Battery Point. The rays of the sun represent Aboriginal culture flowing down to the next generation and the animals are all native to Tasmania.

Lady Gowrie Tasmania has always been strongly committed to the concept of reconciliation and this document formalises their engagement in the process and makes visible their organisational accountability.