Yerrabi - Child & Family Aboriginal Corporation

About Us

Empowering Generations of Strong,
Thriving Aboriginal Children, Families and Communities

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 Northwestern Ngunnawal region. Yerrabi Yurwang means to walk strong and was bestowed upon the organisation by esteemed and respected Ngunnawal Elder Aunty Agnes Shea OAM, who is also a Founding Board Member of Yerrabi and our Inaugural Patron.

Yerrabi operates in the Northern region of Canberra, part of the traditional lands of the Ngunnawal People.

Yerrabi is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Service, 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 the Aboriginal People and their Families who utilise Yerrabi’s services.

Our Purpose

Facilitate the Empowerment of our Children, Families and Community, Build on their Resilience to improve their health and well-being.

Our Vision will be achieved through the Guiding Principles that will remain cognisant of the needs, health, wellbeing, development, and aspirations of Aboriginal Children and their Families.

Our Values

  • Preserving Culture & Pride
  • Aboriginal Strength and Resilience
  • Aboriginal Perspectives
  • Self Determination
  • Wholistic Approaches
  • Trust, Loyalty and Respect
  • Leadership, Courage and Listening
  • Collaboration and Partnerships

Our Domains of Work

  • Effective Child & Family Wellbeing Services
  • Excellence through Continuous Improvement
  • Partnerships and Community Participation
  • Innovation, Data & Research Our Strategic Priorities



Our Strategic Priorities

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 Community 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 appropriate and 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.

Yerrabi Strategtic Plan 2023 – 2026