City of Vincent approves Reconciliation Action Plan

City of Vincent trainees and Aranmore Catholic College students Paige Yarran and Calvin Truscott with Mayor Emma Cole. Photo: Supplied.
City of Vincent trainees and Aranmore Catholic College students Paige Yarran and Calvin Truscott with Mayor Emma Cole. Photo: Supplied.

THE City of Vincent approved its Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) on Tuesday.

The plan aims to target the adversity indigenous people face in employment and outlines better understanding of Aboriginal culture in the community through artwork and workshops created and delivered by local Noongar people.

Vincent will now proceed with implementation of the 19 key actions and 85 deliverables between now and 2021.

The plan is expected to be officially launched during NAIDOC Week in July.

As part of the plan, Vincent is currently hosting two young Aboriginal students as trainees for the next 18 months.

Mayor Emma Cole said the City was excited to have Calvin Truscott and Paige Yarran working with the team once a week in various roles to suit their interests and aspirations.

ā€œIā€™m sure that they will be able to learn a lot from the experience and this helps us work more closely with our local high school, Aranmore Catholic College,ā€ she said.