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Our Values

At MacKillop Family Services we commit to five core values, which we seek to embed in our organisational culture and practice.

MacKillop's values are:

  • Justice
  • Hope
  • Collaboration
  • Compassion
  • Respect


We believe in the right of all people to experience respect and to have access to quality services irrespective of sex, race, ethnicity, culture, language, religion, marital status, disability, sexuality or age. We advocate for inclusiveness and social justice in the wider community and commit to these principles across our organisation and all services we provide. We believe in the right of all people to be treated justly and fairly.


We commit to creating positive and hopeful relationships where people find meaning in their experiences and relationships and are able to learn, explore their strengths and create possibilities for growth and change. We seek to foster hope that assists people to find meaning.


In our work with individuals, families and other organisations and groups, we commit to working in a collaborative spirit through cooperation, coordination, partnership and empowerment. We commit to working in a collaborative spirit through cooperation, coordination and partnership.


Compassion is an attitude of the heart, an expression of our shared humanity and a deep desire to alleviate another’s suffering. We commit to creating an attitude of openness to others and to their circumstances. We seek to foster compassion, an attitude of the heart and a response to exclusion and suffering.


We value ourselves and other people, the earth and all creation. We seek to listen and learn from each other and build relationships with respect, being proud of what we hold in common and with understanding and tolerance of our differences. We seek to act with respect with regard to each other, the earth and all creation.