Yerrabi Yurwang Child & Family Aboriginal Corporation was established in 2019, due to the high unmet health and wellbeing needs of the local Aboriginal Community residing in Canberra’s North Western Ngunnawal region. Yerrabi Yurwang means to walk strong and was bestowed upon the organisation by our esteemed and respected Ngunnawal Elder Aunty Agnes Shea OAM, who was also a Founding Board Member of Yerrabi and is now our Inaugural Patron.
Yerrabi operates in the North West of the Australian Capital Territory, part of the traditional lands of the Ngunnawal People.
Yerrabi is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation, which means it is owned and operated by Aboriginal People, for Aboriginal People, and so, we are committed to the principle of self-determination, whereby we seek to engage and empower Aboriginal People and their Families who utilise Yerrabi’s services.
Our Guiding Principles
· Aboriginal strengths
· The impact of history in trauma and loss
· The need for cultural understanding
· Recognition of human rights and social justice
· The impact of racism and stigma
· Recognition of the centrality of kinship
· Equitable needs-based funding
· Universal access to basic care, health, housing and education
· Preserving Culture & Pride
· Aboriginal Strength and Resilience
· Aboriginal Perspectives
· Self Determination
· Holistic Approaches
· Trust, Loyalty and Respect
· Leadership, Courage & Listening
· Collaboration & Partnerships.
Our Domains of Work
· Effective Child & Family Wellbeing Services
· Excellence through Continuous Improvement
· Partnerships and Community Participation
· Innovation, Data & Research.
Our Strategic Priorities for January 2021 to December 2023
ONE | Effective Governance & Cultural Practices | We will embed excellent governance practices within a culturally appropriate environment, and provide high levels of accountability and transparency to our Communities and our Funders.
TWO | Delivering Quality Services |
We will deliver highly accessible services to Aboriginal People and their Families, by ensuring that we address their needs across the lifespan.
THREE | Supporting Our Staff |
We will recruit, retain, support and develop our staff to ensure they deliver high quality, culturally responsive services to Aboriginal Children, Young People and their Families and ensure our Staff have a respectful and safe workplace.
FOUR | Walking Together |
We commit to working in partnership with Aboriginal organisations, governments, research institutes, universities and other organisations to build healthier lives for the communities we serve.