VMIA acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land and waters on which we do business, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
We acknowledge the important contribution that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples make in creating a thriving Victoria. We acknowledge and respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as First Australians. We value and celebrate the uniqueness of knowledges, cultures, histories and languages that have been created and shared for thousands of years.
Through the development of our first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), we hope to demonstrate our role in supporting and recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. A public commitment is a first step towards an ongoing contribution to reconciliation, where we will work towards supporting equality between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the broader Victorian community. This Reflect RAP [PDF, 3.29MB] marks the start of our journey.
Our vision is to build a strong sense of belonging in an inclusive VMIA that works respectfully with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees, organisations and communities in continuing to build a confident and resilient Victoria
Creating an inclusive and diverse workforce is central to our cultural ambition and is a part of what makes our organisation exceptional. Each of our people has unique strengths, experiences and bring diversity of thought. Therefore, to deliver our promise to build a confident, resilient Victoria through world leading harm prevention and recovery, we commit to embracing difference and the value this brings.
We are committed to embracing everyone’s differences and promote them through initiatives such as ‘A Taste of Harmony’ – you can find out more in the video below.