We facilitate environments that enable solutions to reveal themselves.
Increasing access and participation to legislated initiatives for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, organisations and businesses is a common challenge for many government departments. Central to this challenge are issues around awareness, clarity and accessibility, particularly for those living in regional and remote areas.
Canvas3 uses a ‘cultural brokerage’ model to bridge gaps in understanding. Our engagement campaigns are built on sustainable models of communication, empowering communities through knowledge and connection, rather than imposed solutions that mandate action.
At the heart of this model is an understanding of the strong correlation between cultural safety and effective engagement. We believe that embedding cultural safety into mandatory standards, while applying Indigenous values, norms and principles to delivery mechanisms, is the only way to achieve successful outcomes.
In 2018, Canvas3 partnered with Queensland Correctional Services (QCS) to create a new community-based cultural liaison role, following on from recommendations outlined in the Parole Review by Walter Sofronoff (QC) 2017.