The Community Links (Projects) team consists of Project Leaders who work closely with Intereach programs and our communities to analyse data, seek feedback and develop projects which focus on our community’s needs. The role of the Project Leaders is to support our internal Intereach programs in the development of key projects to help foster inclusion and strong & sustainable communities.
Some key areas that our Project Leaders support are:
- Supporting our Reference Groups to make a meaningful impact to our organisation and the communities we support
- Driving consultation, development and implementation of Intereach’s Reconciliation Action Plan and Inclusion Action Plan
- Supporting Intereach to be inclusive through identified key inclusion projects
- Supporting Intereach programs with key Community Engagement and Capacity Development activities
- Mapping our communities through identifying needs and opportunities
Intereach has six reference groups that operate as advisory groups which can be called upon as needed to inform the direction of the Community Engagement, Development and Advocacy Governance Group.
These reference groups aim to build inclusion at Intereach and support all organisational inclusion-based initiatives and provide a way that employees can have open conversations about important issues so that the organisation can develop a shared understanding of priorities and decision making.
Members of these reference groups are Intereach employees who have a lived experience, identify as being from the following communities, or identify as community allies:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
- PRIDE (LGBTQIA+)
- People with Disability
- Mental Health
Our reference groups reflect and acknowledge the diversity within our organisation and demonstrate that Intereach adopts a positive commitment to workplace diversity and values the qualities, skills, knowledge, experiences and perspectives this diversity brings to our organisation and to our communities.
Reconciliation Action Plan
The Intereach 2021-2023 Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan is Intereach’s third RAP; it’s our ongoing commitment to Reconciliation in the communities where we work, whilst continuing to support the national dialogue about Reconciliation and constitutional change. Our RAP was developed through a working group that consisted of both Indigenous and non-indigenous staff across different programs within our footprint.
Our vision for Reconciliation is communities where the dignity and worth of every person is seen as important and where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are supported to make their unique contribution to a future that is full of endless opportunity and hope. We acknowledge that the people in these communities are the experts in regards to their needs, goals and aspirations, and we commit to engaging with their Elders and key representatives to learn how we can best work alongside them. We further acknowledge that Reconciliation is a process, often involving learning over a lifetime, rather than the achievement of an endpoint, and our organisation is committed to leading the way on this journey for all of our communities.
We look forward to the launch of our 2021 – 2023 Reconciliation Action Plan and continue working towards Reconciliation in our local communities.
Inclusion Action Plan 2020-2022
The Intereach Inclusion Action Plan 2020 – 2022 is Intereach’s second Inclusion Action Plan. It highlights our commitment to promote an inclusive community and sustain a sense of belonging for diverse communities and people. It values and practices respect for the talents, beliefs, backgrounds, access, equity and ways of living of all of its members.
Through consultation with our Intereach staff and the communities we work within, our plan was developed with the following at its core:
- Inclusion is involvement and empowerment, where the inherent worth and dignity of all people are recognised.
- Diversity covers the range of human differences, including but not limited to culture, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, financial, physical ability or attributes, religious or ethical values system, national origin, and political beliefs and any other real or perceived differences.
Intereach looks forward to continuing its work towards enhancing inclusion and diversity within our organisation and the communities in which we live and work.