The GIANTS continue to recognise the role the club can play in Reconciliation and has undertaken the first formal step by developing a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), launched in July 2017.
A RAP is an agreed strategy of how an organisation intends to contribute to the task of reducing the disturbing gap in living standards between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians.
Harmony, health, education and employment are the four key pillars of the GIANTS’ community program and will drive the club’s reconciliation journey, which commits to:
- Making the club accessible for Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples, creating a space to connect socially and spiritually.
- Providing platforms for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to participate and benefit from the club’s existing health initiatives.
- Provide platforms for cultural awareness education for GIANTS staff and players as well as using game days as an opportunity to educate and celebrate heritage and culture.
- Develop genuine partnerships with different networks and organisations to build the club’s reputation as an employer of choice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates.
- To enrich the communities in which the club operates though a successful, entertaining football program and an engaging, meaningful community agenda.