Yokai Aboriginal Employment Forum
‘Yokai’ is an ever growing Aboriginal Employment Forum which began in November 2012 with a small group of passionate people exploring the challenges, successes and barriers to addressing the disadvantage in Aboriginal employment.
Yokai meets 6 times a year in Perth. The networking meetings bring together over 140 organisations from across all sectors of the community, and businesses interested in developing and sharing strategies that enhance the outcomes across Aboriginal workforce recruitment and retention. Yokai is a valuable forum for networking between RAP organisations committed to reconciliation, and as such, Reconciliation WA is excited to house this!
Yokai is an Aboriginal expression used for calling people to arms and also an exclamation of victory. In this context, it’s about all people being united and working together in reducing Aboriginal disadvantage.
Remaining Yokai Forums in 2017:
Tuesday 8th August - BHP
Tuesday 10th October - Main Roads
Tuesday 5th December (sundowner 5-7pm) - TBC
All meeting are 10am - 1pm unless otherwise noted. Forum is 10am-12pm, followed by light lunch and networking from 12pm-1pm
Reconciliation WA are supporters of RECOGNISE, the people’s movement to have Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples recognised in our Constitution.
We work with Recognise to spread the word and engage in conversations about the importance of constitutional recognition until we make it happen as a nation!
Reconciliation Action Plans
Reconciliation Action Plans (RAPs) are tools for assisting Australian organisations to realise their vision for reconciliation. A RAP provides a meaningful, yet practical, plan to develop relationships, show respect and increase opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The RAP program is managed by Reconciliation Australia, but Reconciliation WA provides a local, first contact for Western Australian organisations seeking more information about what it means to develop a RAP, and the benefits RAPs can bring.