Throughout 2021, CHIA Vic will be supporting members to understand and adopt social procurement practices. The table below outlines planned support activities.

If there is any other support needed or if you have feedback on specific resources that are a priority for your organisation,  please contact: Jason.Perdriau@chiavic.com.au

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Social procurement objective Planned support Indicative timeframe
Opportunities for Victorian Aboriginal people Aboriginal Cultural Safety Framework made available to members 2020
Aboriginal Cultural Safety Framework implementation support for members June 2021 – ongoing
Getting Started sessions with Jenny Samms (details to come) June/July 2021
Regularly scheduled cultural awareness training Ongoing
Curated links to cultural awareness training, member Reconciliation Action Plans and other relevant initiatives (in addition to what is already included in the Aboriginal Cultural Safety Framework) July 2021
Opportunities for people with a disability Inclusive employment information sessions* TBD
Curated links to disability inclusion policies and initiatives July 2021
Women’s equality and safety Social Procurement Info Session 1: Gender Equality & Safety June 2021
Sexual harassment template policy made available to members** June 2021
Curated examples of broader gender equality policies and implementation guidance for members June/July 2021
Opportunities for disadvantaged Victorians Inclusive employment information sessions* TBD
Curated links to relevant policies, initiatives and social enterprises June/July 2021
Supporting safe and fair workplaces Sexual harassment template policy made available to members** June 2021
Family violence leave and other template policies TBD
Additional support in development TBD
Sustainable Victorian social enterprise and Aboriginal business sectors Curated links to relevant policies, initiatives and social benefit suppliers June/July 2021
Social benefit supplier information session TBD
Social benefit supplier mapping and partnership support TBD
Sustainable Victorian regions In development TBD
Environmental sustainability

·     Environmentally sustainable outputs

·     Environmentally sustainable business practices

·     Implementation of the Climate Change Policy Objectives

Sustainability information session TBD
Existing and ongoing work in energy efficiency and funding sources -available here, with more to be added Various
Local Jobs First Information sheet for CHOs February 2021
Working for Victoria Information sheet for CHOs February 2021
*CHIA Vic will run a series of sessions on inclusive employment, focusing on a range of sub-topics e.g. community housing tenant employment, disability, disadvantaged Victorians, and more.

**If your community housing organisation has not yet received this template policy, contact emma.barker-perez@chiavic.com.au to request it.