Our commitment to diversity and inclusion

At Bethany we celebrate diversity and inclusion. We embrace creating an connected organisation which enables all service users, employees, students, contractors, and volunteers to feel safe from discrimination. We support an inclusive environment where people of all genders and ages, people living with a disability, First Nations people and people from LGBTI and CALD communities feel empowered to contribute their experiences and ideas; knowing that these will be valued.

Rainbow Tick Accreditation

Bethany has Rainbow Tick Standards accreditation which demonstrates our commitment to deliver safe and inclusive services for LGBTI people.

The Rainbow Tick is an Australian accreditation program for organisations that are committed to safe and inclusive practice, and service delivery for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. The accreditation was developed by Rainbow Health Victoria (formerly GLHV).

The program is voluntary and aims to assist organisations to move from LGBTI-friendly to LGBTI-inclusive, while reassuring LGBTI people and staff that an organisation understands and is responsive to the community’s needs.

Reconciliation Action Plan

It’s a privilege to live and work on the lands of Wadawurrung and Gunditjmara people. It is upon their ancestral lands that Bethany services are situated.

We respectfully acknowledge the past and present Traditional Owners and custodians of the land and acknowledge the wisdom and diversity of past and present Elders.

We share commitment to nurturing the future generations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the communities in which we work.

Our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) guides and informs Bethany Group’s governance, processes and outputs. It provides us with a clear, strategic and measurable framework for translating our commitments into actions.

In working toward reconciliation, Bethany consults with Wathaurong, Gunditjmara and Winda – Mara.

View our Reconciliation Action Plan. We’re working on our next RAP which we hope to share with you soon.