The Guild aspires to be an organisation where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their heritage, culture, and spirituality are valued and respected. We also aim to be a champion for improved health and wellness outcomes for all Australians and are a fierce advocate for the difference community pharmacy can achieve to Close the Gap on health inequalities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
We are committed to supporting high quality, culturally safe and appropriate pharmacy services, and to the development and application of Quality Use of Medicines (QUM) strategies in community pharmacies providing services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
This, our first Reconciliation Action Plan, reflects the Guild’s efforts to contribute to reconciliation. As a peak body representing primary health care professionals we are committed to:
Our Reflect RAP outlines the Guild’s reconciliation journey, and details initiatives and activities we are taking to increase cultural awareness and education within the organisation.
"My name is Maggie. I'm a proud Gubbi Gubbi/Kabi Kabi woman from South East Queensland. I feel grateful to have the opportunity to create contemporary artworks that tell stories and give representation to important steps toward reconciliation such as this.
Creating Indigenous artworks gives me a strong connection to my culture. I've been an artist for three years, and feel grateful every day to share my culture with others in this way and I hope that my creations give joy and connection to those who view them."
To celebrate and launch our Reflect RAP, The Pharmacy Guild of Australia commissioned Aboriginal artist Maggie-Jean Douglas, to create a piece of art to reflect the work of The Pharmacy Guild of Australia and our Reconciliation journey.
This artwork created for The Pharmacy Guild of Australia tells a story of the healing journey that the organisation is on, toward reconciliation.
The Pharmacy Guild of Australia acknowledges Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders past and present.