OCS reflects on reconciliation progress during NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC week provided a great opportunity for OCS Australia to reflect on its reconciliation progress and share new initiatives that support their journey of cultural discovery.

Experienced First Nations advocate and proud Quandamooka (Moreton Bay) man, Cameron Costello, o joined OCS as OCS First Nations Ambassador, providing the organisation with guidance as OCS commenced our journey earlier this year.

OCS are honoured to be a major sponsor of the Wynnum Wolves Football Club, supporting scholarships and indigenous awareness programmes. The highlight of this partnership is the creation of their own indigenous jerseys, the first in the club’s 102-year history,  worn by more than 1,500 players and member.

OCS has also joined the growing number of Australian businesses coming together to support meaningful social equity and change. Their draft OCS Australia Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) outlines actions towards achieving OCS’ vision to contribute to positive change in social, economic and health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

As OCS looks ahead, they will register their RAP in the early months of 2024 and are seeking to work with a local indigenous artist to design their RAP cover. The RAP roadmap will guide OCS outlining key actions to be taken throughout the coming year.

Gareth Marriott, OCS Managing Director Australia & New Zealand emphasized, “Our journey is ongoing as we pursue our mission of making people and places the best they can be.”