Acknowledgement of Country

COTA Tasmania acknowledges with deep respect the resilience and knowledge of the Tasmanian Aboriginal community, the traditional custodians of lutruwita, Tasmania. We value the wisdom of Aboriginal elders past and present and the role they play in continuing to care for Country.

LGBTQI+ community

We acknowledge LGBTIQ+ advocates, friends, and allies whose courage and strengths have helped to make this a more just society for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex populations and their friends and families.  Their commitment to change, their resistance and courage to achieve justice has impacted on all of us to some degree.  For some of us there is on-going hurt, anger, or frustration. We are mindful of this in both the way we work and engage with others.

Cultural diversity 

COTA Tasmania celebrates and embraces cultural diversity that enhances our communities. We acknowledge and appreciate all Tasmanians, including older Tasmanians, have unique perspectives, traditions, and contributions from diverse cultural backgrounds. Our commitment to fostering an inclusive environment by valuing and respecting the differences that make each person unique, we strive to create a workplace and community that reflects and promotes collaboration, understanding, and unity.

Accessibility needs

COTA Tasmania is committed to fostering an inclusive environment that support all Tasmanians. including those with vision, hearing, and interpreting needs. If you have any particular requirements or preferences related to vision, hearing, or interpreting services, please don’t hesitate to inform us so that we can tailor our approach accordingly.