HealthShare NSW acknowledges NAIDOC Week 2021

Sunday, 4 July, marked the start of NAIDOC Week and an important time at HealthShare NSW as we celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Date published: 07 Jul 2021

Author: Katie Todd

Focus on people Aboriginal workforce

This year's theme is 'Heal Country', which recognises First Nations peoples' deep connection to Country as more than a place, and inherent to their identity. It invites us to embrace First Nations' cultural knowledge and understanding of Country as part of Australia's national heritage and calls on us all to equally respect the culture and values of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

HealthShare NSW has always prided itself on being a diverse organisation, welcoming of people from all walks of life. But it's important that we're more than welcoming, which is why we're focused on building a culture that empowers and enables all of us to feel safe, appreciated and supported within the workplace.

Through the work of our Aboriginal Workforce team, we've made some great progress towards increasing Aboriginal representation at HealthShare NSW, but there is still more work to do to help close the gap and grow a shared knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture across our organisation.

Staff have been invited to participate in a virtual Cultural Safety Yarning Session on Thursday 8 July for a thought provoking panel discussion to encourage growth and further understanding of the key elements of cultural safety and cultural respect.

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