Success Stories
Message From Our Directors – December 2022

From Mel Brown (Ngunnawal woman), John Lewis and David Bain-Smith

Calleo Indigenous was established to deliver skilled resources to our clients and to channel a healthy percentage of our profit to support life-changing Indigenous projects. As you will see in this Newsletter, our assistance to First Nations people has continued to grow, as has our understanding of the many challenges faced by Indigenous Australians. On behalf of the Calleo Indigenous team, we sincerely thank all our clients for their continuing support.

Since our last newsletter in May, we are particularly pleased to have been accredited by Reconciliation Australia with our first Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) for the entire Calleo Group of companies. View RAP here. We would like to thank all our staff who so willingly engaged in the development of our RAP, and acknowledge the assistance of Reconciliation Australia and the wonderful team at Nations Connect who helped facilitate our journey.

To better monitor implementation of our RAP, and to provide impartial advice on the adjudication of the many Indigenous proposals we receive, we have established a Development Advisory Committee inclusive of expert Indigenous membership.

We’ve also delighted to announce that we’ve launched our new website for Calleo Indigenous. With original Indigenous artwork, the new site features stories from our partner and project updates as well as includes a link to employment opportunities through the Calleo group.

This financial year, we are on target to commit more than $420,000, in addition to Calleo’s generous sponsorship of Indigenous events. We are particularly pleased that most of this support is recurring multi-year funding, thereby enabling us to better track outcomes and impact across our five key sectors: education and training, healthcare and wellbeing, leadership, sports development, and capacity-building of Indigenous projects and organisations.

We hope that you enjoy reading this Newsletter, and we sincerely welcome your feedback and advice on how the CICF can be improved. If you have any suggestions on projects that we could support, please get in touch.

Dhjan Yimaba (‘Thank you’ from Ngunnawal country)

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