Inclusion and Diversity

mecwacare is committed to ensuring the rights of all those who interact with the organisation are maintained and respected.

Our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy aligns with our vision to deliver care and services in collaborative, respectful partnerships with all stakeholders.

The strategy supports organisational capacity building and guides decision making and practices that impact equal opportunity and inclusiveness. mecwacare continually evaluates progress to systematically identify diversity challenges and vulnerable persons, and focuses on the enhancement of a responsive, participative, equitable, safe and respectful environment.

Our staff come from 89 different countries around the world and speak more than 100 languages.

Though we all bring something unique, we all have different strengths, and share and are united by our values: caring, accountable, respectful and ethical.

mecwacare highly values the diversity of staff that come from different backgrounds and protect this through all our policies, procedures and practices.

We have been a member of the Breastfeeding Friendly Australia workplace for the last decade. We ensure all our policies and procedures are equitable from the very beginning of our recruitment process and throughout an employee’s lifecycle.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Acknowledgement of Country

mecwacare acknowledges the Kulin nation as the Traditional Owners of Country on which we operate.

We pay our respects to Ancestors and Elders past, present and emerging. mecwacare is proudly committed to honouring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ unique cultural, spiritual, physical and emotional connections to lands, skies and waters. We deeply appreciate their rich contribution to the shared society in which we live, work and play.

Working towards reconciliation

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have experienced a long history of oppression, violence, dispossession, racism and exclusion since Australia was colonised.

The disparity between opportunities provided to non-Indigenous Australians compared to Indigenous Australians is significant. In a reconciled country, a person’s lifespan will not be predetermined by their racial background, and all children will have access to the same choices and chances in life.

Including, acknowledging and recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as Traditional Owners of Country in general, as well as at events and meetings, shows respect and is an important step towards progressing reconciliation.

mecwacare is committed to progressing as an organisation and within our society to work towards reconciliation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

We are currently addressing this space and are exploring the implementation of a Reconcilliation Action Plan through Reconcilliation Australia.

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