In the Goulburn Murray region we have been relentless in our desire to imagine and build a new future.
The Kaiela Institute was formed in 2011 as the next step in a journey that started in 1988, when we established the Koori Resource and Information Centre as an independent centre for leadership and innovation. This was crucial in establishing resources like Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations, the Rumbalara Football Netball Club, the First Nations Foundation, the Victorian Indigenous Leadership Network, the Academy of Sport, Health and Education, Common Fate, the Eminent Australians Group, and many other initiatives.
The Institute, like KRIC before it, is an investment organisation that supports leadership to question, re-think and act.
Our approach is to create an environment that will promote collaborative visioning and aspiration for a positive future for our community.
We work in partnerships with Indigenous and non-Indigenous organisations across four key areas of Aspiration, Enablement, Responsibility and Opportunity. Delivering in education, employment, health, social inclusion, cultural expression and cultural affirmation.
Creating a positive environment for, and fostering the aspirations of our young people is a key driver for social and economic participation.
Responsibility and a sense of agency is a key element in ensuring that positive self-sustaining learning occurs at an individual and institutional level.
We work in partnership with local Indigenous and non-Indigenous organisations to bridge cultural understandings to create a fairer and more efficient system for everyone.
Reducing the hurdles and barriers that can adversely impact on Indigenous people’s attitude to, and engagement with, local institutions and opportunities.