Over the past 10 years MOCCA has enriched our programs and caregiving through our commitment to our First Nations people. In 2017, we formed our first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Working Group to formalise this commitment. On 26 January 2018 we humbly shared our first Reconciliation Action Plan with our families and friends of MOCCA. Since that time we have continued to strengthen and grow our approach to Reconciliation and have documented part of this journey through our Reconciliation Action Plan on the Narragunnawali Platform with Reconciliation Australia.
Our current RAP can be viewed here.
A vision for Reconciliation
At MOCCA we honour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures and perspectives. We believe that by acknowledging Country, and respectfully embedding First Nations perspectives in our everyday curriculums and centre operations, we will empower our MOCCA community to emerge as proud allies and fierce advocates for First Nations people.
We will add our voice in support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s rights to true self determination. We will work collaboratively with our local community to ensure continued understanding and mutually respectful relationships. Our educators will be provided with meaningful professional learning opportunities to strengthen cultural integrity. At MOCCA, reconciliation is everyone’s responsibility, for the benefit of our whole community, “you, me, us”.