We strive to connect to and engage with all of society.
We educate those communities who did not grow up with the Appeal.
We empower and support those who may experience barriers to participation.
Representation – all communities & abilities will see themselves represented in storytelling, and we ensure a proportion of stories we tell are of children who will continue to live with their disability.
Participation – increasing participation across GFA activities and events by many different communities so they will activate and advocate for the GFA. Deliberate action is taken by GFA to embed people from all of society & abilities into our organisation so that we truly are the “people’s charity” in which all feel a sense of belonging and ownership.
Acknowledgement– inclusion of all groups considered in all GFA strategies, plans and activities.
What is equality, diversity and inclusion?
Equality is about creating a fairer society, where everyone is treated with dignity, respect and without discrimination. It is about challenging the environments and processes that limit an individual’s opportunities to thrive, belong and contribute.
Diversity is the mix of individuals within our society and community. It is about recognising, understanding and valuing the difference that individuals bring. It is about serving a diverse range of people and the communities they belong to. By embracing all, we can support all communities to achieve their goals and that can thrive and go beyond what they thought possible.
Inclusion is about taking deliberate action to create an environments, opportunities and a culture where everyone feels they belong, can participate and is valued for their contribution, experience and perspective. Everyone has a part to play in creating and promoting inclusivity and ensuring it is at the heart of everything we do.
At the Good Friday Appeal, we embrace diversity, equity and inclusion to ensure all of our people feel a sense of belonging within the wider community of the Good Friday Appeal.
Diversity, equity and inclusion at the Good Friday Appeal
The Good Friday Appeal acknowledges the significance of fostering a culturally aware and inclusive environment. To achieve this, team members undergo cultural awareness training, enriching their understanding and appreciation of diverse perspectives.
- The majority of our Volunteer roles are accessible to all
- We use plain English to explain what is needed in the roles so that volunteers have all the information to make a choice on the role they wish to fulfil.
- We explain exactly what support or infrastructure is in place to enable to best accessibility in the roles.
- We work with all of our metro venues to make sure they are accessible to all our guests including volunteers
- Email Volunteers@goodfridayappeal.com.au if you have any queries about volunteering for us.
Advisory & Suppliers
- The Good Friday Appeal is a member fo the Diversity Council Australia
- We work closely with Youth Disability Advocacy Service
- We have created our own Youth Council to ensure the voices of the future are included and heard in planning and execution ** link at any information about the Youth Council.
- Proud to have partnered with Ability Works for over 10 years
- Many multicultural and diverse community groups raise money through fundraising and collection groups in both metro and regional areas.
- Our marketing and fundraising materials, and our communications will reflect the diverse communities we work with and also those we support within the hospital community.
- Email email@example.com if you have any questions about fundraising
- We work closely with Marvel stadium for the Good Friday AFL Superclash to ensure provision for wheelchair friendly access including for the first time in 2023 the Guard of Honour. We also supplied a Corporate Suite for those families who are part of The Royal Children’s Hospital Chips Program
- Inclusion and participation from multicultural groups at Kids Day Out including activities and foodsofferings by Vietnamese Community Group, Wrap n Roll, Chinese Masonic Society, Chinese and Vietnamese Line Dancing groups, Indigenous performers, Jhoom Bollywood, African Drumming, Bam Arts and Source Kids.
- Provision of a quiet room for the first time in 2023 at Kids Day Out for all attendees in particular neuro diverse children and their families requiring a chill out zone/respite from the noise and crowds.
- In 2024 we will be expanding our multicultural and accessible activities at Kids Day Out.
The Royal Children’s Hospital Diversity Inclusion and Belonging