Close the Gap Day 21 March 2024

Reflecting on Close the Gap Day, we have a long way to go to improve health, education, employment, justice, safety, digital inclusion, land and waters, and housing outcomes for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Aboriginal Community Engagement Manager already making a difference

Less than three months into her role as Aboriginal Community Engagement Manager at CatholicCare, Judith Murray says she already feels part of the furniture.

Embedding Aboriginal culture in our OSHC’s

It’s always a good thing when a child asks questions. Questions suggest that a child’s interest has been sparked, and they are eager to learn more.

How we embrace Aboriginal culture during NAIDOC Week and everyday

Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! is this year’s NAIDOC Week theme, and there is no shortage of that happening at CatholicCare right now. From young people in our Permanency Support Program showing up to National Reconciliation Week marches to staff in Children’s Services engaging children with bush tucker gardens and Aboriginal art, the momentum for change and greater cultural connection is growing.

Our commitment to Reconciliation

CatholicCare is proud to have had our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) endorsed by Reconciliation Australia, demonstrating our commitment to building relationships with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples, encouraging respect for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples, taking and making opportunities for reconciliation and tracking progress against the intentions noted in our RAP.

Farewell to one of our own – our beloved Harold Chatfield

Harold Chatfield was a much loved CatholicCare team member at our Waitara Family Centre where he worked as a Homelessness Support Worker between February 2015 through to August 2017. Harold was working for FaCs as a Senior Client Services Officer when he was tragically killed on 6 July 2018.