THE Carlton Football Club officially launched their Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan on February 22 2019.

A Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is a strategic document that supports an organisation’s business plan. It includes practical actions that will drive an organisation’s contribution to reconciliation both internally and in the communities in which it operates.

Moving towards reconciliation requires organisations to move through four RAP phases; Reflect, Innovate, Stretch and Elevate. The club completed its first RAP, the Reflect RAP in 2015-16.

To celebrate the launch of the Innovate RAP the club hosted an afternoon tea which kicked off with a traditional smoking ceremony and welcome to country.

Upon moving into the function, guests heard from the CEO of Carlton Football Club, Cain Liddle and a panel featuring General Manager of Inclusion and Social Policy at the AFL Tanya Hosch, AFLW player and RAP Program Manager at the AFL Kirby Bentley and AFL player Charlie Curnow.

To close the celebration, attendees viewed a traditional dance performance by the Djirri Djirri dance group and indulged in catering provided by Charcoal Lane.

To view the full Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan, click here.