Host of activities planned for Reconciliation Week
Suncorp employees learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and explored how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia, during National Reconciliation Week 2019.
Suncorp Customer CEO Pip Marlow said the company’s support for Reconciliation Week was part of a broader plan to strengthen relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
“It’s a chance to learn about Australia’s shared history and build a deeper understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. This will help shape the services we provide in partnership with our Indigenous customers, employees and communities,” Ms Marlow said.
Suncorp will be hosting a number of events to learn more about our shared histories.
A screening of the SBS/NITV documentary ‘Connection to Country,’ which explores the relationship between Indigenous people and their land was shown in Suncorp offices around Australia.
The film, which charts the battle to get our indigenous community’s unique cultural heritage recognised, conserved and celebrated.
In Adelaide, Townsville and Newcastle, our teams hosted morning teas with community partner, the Clontarf Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation which runs school-based academies to improve the education, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men.
The week wrapped up with Brisbane’s Meeanjin Markets on Friday 31 May and Saturday 1 June, which Suncorp once again supported this year.
Meeanjin Markets is the largest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artisan markets and cultural festival to be held in the Brisbane CBD. The markets feature artisan stalls, delicious native foods and a full dance-card of music and entertainment.
Suncorp actively encourages participation in Reconciliation Week, as a symbol of our personal commitment to driving reconciliation in Australia.
Helping students dream big
In support of its Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), Suncorp has partnered with the Clontarf Foundation, to help improve the education, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men.