OPA is a human rights organisation that promotes the diversity and inclusion of all people. This is reflected in its mission for a just and inclusive society that respects and promotes the dignity and human rights of all people. Our values of respect and compassion, integrity, rights and independence reflect and underpin our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
We respect the diverse range of life experiences, skills, abilities, cultural backgrounds and knowledge that staff, volunteers and clients bring to their interactions with us and understand that one size does not fit all. A diverse environment supports flexibility and adaptability.
We are absolutely committed to being inclusive and ensuring that everyone we interact with feels valued, respected and heard. We strive to empower all people to contribute and participate.
Mental Health and Wellbeing Plan 2019-2022
Ensuring that all staff and volunteers feel that they are healthy at OPA is a critical part of feeling safe and included in the workplace.
Cultural Diversity Plan 2019-2022
OPA has identified and responded to barriers facing culturally diverse communities
Koori Inclusion Action Plan 2019-2022
OPA commits to developing a better understanding of the diverse experiences, priorities and needs of Aboriginal people with disability, their families and carers.
Gender Equity Plan 2019-2022
The work we do and the way we promote it, aligns with our commitment to gender equality and the prevention of gendered violence.
Walk with Me, Talk with Me
This practice guide is intended for use by all OPA staff providing services to Aboriginal people and their communities in Victoria.