Our vision for reconciliation is to promote a culture of equity, dignity and respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within our community and our organisation.
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which SYC and our employees live and work; including the Kaurna, Darug, Turrbal, Yagara, Yugambeh, Munujali, Wanjeburra, Yugara & Yugarapul, Eora, Meru, Dharawal, Yuin, Bindjali, Peramangk, Ngarrindjeri, Ngarkat, Yuggera, Yirawirung, Buandig, Woi Wurrung, Wurundjeri, Bunurong, Wadawurrung and the contested lands of Wurundjeri & Bunurong.
We pay our respects to their Ancestors, Elders past, present and emerging, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples where we live and work.
Our Commitment to Reconciliation
We are committed to honouring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ unique cultural and spiritual relationship with the land, waters and seas of their Country. We demonstrate this commitment by implementing and embedding cultural understanding training for all our staff and volunteers.
Through partnerships with local Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations, and suppliers, we take every opportunity to build cultural competence within SYC and contribute towards a reconciled nation.
We believe reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.