Leading the Way by Accountability, Advocacy and Action
Currently NCADA is administered by an interim committee comprised of representatives from across the Northern Rivers; inclusive of Health, Social Justice, Local Government, Youth, the Aboriginal Land Council Network, Housing, Education, Family and Wellbeing.
To advance the cultural, social, political, economic, and environmental, justice and holistic wellbeing and capacity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. The scope of NCADA’s operations includes, but is not limited to, the following:
Development of an Agreement with NSW State Government - after extensive communication, and an analysis of current services in the North Coast Region, NCADA will negotiate an Accord with the NSW Government in relation to service delivery and outcomes.
Strengthening Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities - by fostering self determination and self-empowerment to enable all people to have the knowledge and confidence to ask the questions and develop the solutions on issues affecting their lives.
Policy Development - NCADA will act to have informed input into governmental policy development
Information Dissemination - NCADA will develop a communication strategy to provide updates and information.
Leadership - NCADA will undertake an innovative leadership role throughout the Northern Rivers region, providing strategic direction, inspiration and momentum for community advancement.
Community Engagement - NCADA will actively engage and develop relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples; groups, individuals and organisations to seek clarity on regional issues and how all stakeholders can work on a strengths based model for solutions.
Advocacy - NCADA will advocate on behalf of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to government and NGO service providers to ensure services offered are culturally safe and reflective of need.
Formalisation of relationships - NCADA seeks to formalise relationships and MOUs with key stakeholders throughput this process. This includes the three tiers Government being; Local, State and Federal.
Engender unity and improved coordination and networking - between people, community groups, organisations and Government on decision-making processes and service provision.
Opportunities - NCADA will actively seek innovative and creative opportunities to benefit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Northern Rivers.
Accountability - NCADA will seek accountability on the provision of services and major decisions within the NFP Government funded sector and the Government Departments and their agencies; this is to ensure services and programs are reflective of the core value of cultural safety and the outcomes achieved are commensurate with monies expended.
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