Supporter toolkit

Signing-on to the campaign is the first step in implementing your organisation’s stance against racism. But where to next?

We’ve put together this toolkit to help your organisation support and promote the campaign and take action to prevent and respond effectively to racism.

We’ve developed a template to help you publically announce your support for the campaign.

Why not use this to create a webpage or press release communicating your organisation’s stance against racism and support for diversity?

Take a look at a selection of our supporters' websites to see how they have promoted their support:

There are many ways that you can promote the campaign.

You can display campaign posters or other materials in the workplace or community, ask staff to make personal pledges against racism (you can download our pledge template here), put our logo on your Facebook page or in your email signature, or develop your own co-branded resources.

Or why not put your boss or team on a campaign poster which you can print and display in the office? Email us for details. 

You can also arrange an event, either to announce your organisation’s support of the campaign or for another relevant occasion such as Harmony Day or Human Rights Day. Events can range from office morning teas and culinary feasts to forums, workshops, community events and sports festivals.

Campaign banner at Rhodes station

City of Canada Bay - Rhodes Station banner

Metro tasmania bus with campaign promotion

Metro Tasmania

Campaign coasters picture

Clubs Australia

Education and training can help to challenge prejudices that can lead to racism, and equip people to respond to racism when they encounter it.

You may like to display or distribute information about racism and its impacts to your staff, students, clients and/or the wider community.

Take a look at the following links for more information:

You could also provide cultural diversity or anti-racism training in your workplace. Low cost training options are available in most areas, or you may like to invest in training tailored to the specific needs of your workplace.  Feel free to contact us for suggestions of training providers. 

Alternatively, you could arrange for an external speaker to come to speak about discrimination or diversity.

Or if you are a confident public speaker and would like to share your knowledge of these issues, you can sign up to our speakers’ bank and help spread the word to other organisations or groups in your area. See our speakers’ bank webpage for more detail.

 

Presenter speaking

 

You may find it useful to assess your organisation’s performance in the area of cultural diversity in order to inform your objectives and activities.

The Commission has developed a Workplace Cultural Diversity Tool to help organisations support cultural diversity in their workplace. The tool:

  • Offers practical steps to effectively manage a culturally diverse workforce
  • Lets organisations assess themselves against 30 measures of competence
  • Provides a starting point for those considering a focus on cultural diversity
  • Helps those committed to cultural diversity move towards best practice.

Try the free tool here to receive your confidential report tailored to your workplace: http://culturaldiversity.humanrights.gov.au/

Cultural diversity policy

Policies and strategies to promote workplace diversity are key to preventing and responding to discrimination. Establishing a policy will confirm that your organisation supports cultural diversity and does not tolerate discrimination.

The Commission has developed a template workplace discrimination and harassment policy that can be adapted for your organisation which can be found here.

Or, if you are a sporting organisation, take a look at this ‘Racism in Sport’ toolkit developed by Play by the Rules.

 

Reconciliation Action Plan

Reconciliation Australia can help your organisation to create a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). A RAP outlines practical action that your organisation can take to build strong relationships and enhance respect between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians, and also sets out your aspirational plans to drive greater equality.

For more information, take a look at the Reconciliation Australia website.

A great way to help you figure out what you want to do as a campaign supporter is to see what existing organisations have been doing.

Take a look at our Supporter Prospectus and good practice case studies webpage for an overview of current supporter activities and initiatives.