The latest report reveals the huge impact the RAP community is having.
Who has a RAP?
From Australia’s biggest corporates to not-for-profit and government organisations, the RAP community is diverse.
Transfield wRAPs a bus
Transfield unveiled a specially wrapped bus at its Elevate RAP launch.
Do you need your RAP endorsed in time for National Reconciliation Week 2017?
If you would like your Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) to be considered for endorsement to launch during National Reconciliation Week (NRW), 27 May- 3 June 2017, or NAIDOC Week, 2-9 July 2017, you will need to have the first draft submitted to us for review by C.O.B Friday 3 February 2017.
Reconciliation Action Plans (RAPs) provide a framework for organisations to realise their vision for reconciliation.
RAPs are practical plans of action built on relationships, respect and opportunities.
RAPs create social change and economic opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
No matter where your organisation is on its reconciliation journey, there is a Reconciliation Action Plan to suit. We can help you to develop one of four types of RAP—Reflect, Innovate, Stretch or Elevate—depending on the progress of your organisation in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, retention, cultural awareness and procurement. Each RAP framework sets out the minimum elements required from your organisation to build strong relationships, respect and opportunities within your organisation.
A Reflect RAP is for organisations just starting out on their reconciliation journey and who need to build the foundations for relationships, respect and opportunities.
A Reflect RAP will give your organisation the time and opportunity to raise awareness and support for your RAP inside your organisation. It will also assist you to develop a solid RAP governance model and build the business case for future commitments to cultural learning, and practising cultural protocols considering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment.
An Innovate RAP is for organisations that have developed relationships with their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders and are ready to develop or implement programs for cultural learning, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment and supplier diversity.
An Innovate RAP will give your organisation the freedom to develop and test new and innovative approaches, and embed the RAP in your organisation.
A Stretch RAP is for organisations ready to challenge themselves by setting targets for the actions outlined in their RAP.
A Stretch RAP will give your organisation the opportunity to focus on tried and tested strategies and programs and set clear and measurable targets to deepen its impact.
An Elevate RAP is for organisations with a long, successful history in the RAP Program; a current Stretch RAP and a willingness to significantly invest in reconciliation.
Elevate RAP organisations are among an elite group of leaders driving reconciliation in their sector.
Schools and early learning services
Schools and early learning services can develop a RAP through Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Schools and Early Learning.
Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Schools and Early Learning supports all schools and early learning services in Australia to foster a higher level of knowledge and pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories, cultures and contributions.
From Australia’s biggest corporates to not-for-profit and government organisations, the RAP community is a diverse and fast growing collective of organisations turning their good intentions into action.
More than 650 organisations have created a RAP since 2006, and there are many more in development.
As at October 2015, our RAP community has generated over 3,900 partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and purchased $32.6 million of goods and services from Supply Nation-certified businesses. See more figures in our latest RAP Impact Measurement Report.