Statement of Commitment to the Traditional Owners of the Land
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land, the Gweagal people of the Dharawal Nation. We pay our respects to the elders past, present and future.
This statement of commitment, signed during NAIDOC week July 2017, is a statement of deep-felt regret over practices and policies which have impacted on the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, their homes and their communities.
We recognise Aboriginal people as the Sovereigns over this great land and as the world’s oldest living, continuous culture with unique languages and spiritual relationships to the land and seas.
Civic is committed to supporting the physical, cultural, spiritual and family wellbeing of Aboriginal people through our role as a provider of supports to individuals with disability, their families and the community.
We commit to increasing our employees insight, respect and appreciation of Aboriginal cultures. We also welcome Aboriginal people to seek employment at Civic, share skills and to partner with us.
Civic has chosen to play an active role in closing the gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. We hereby declare our determination to listen and learn from Aboriginal people, to recognise the important contribution they make, and to offer services that respond to the diversity of Aboriginal people and their communities.