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Canva and the tech community support First Nations Voice to Parliament

The upcoming Indigenous Voice to Parliament referendum will see Australians vote on including an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament into the constitution. We believe a resounding “YES” vote offers an important moment of unification and representation. Together, we’re using our shared voice to advocate for YES.


As a global platform with a community of nearly 140 million people across the world, we strongly believe in the important responsibility we have to use our voice, our platform, and our reach to live up to our values. That’s why, alongside members of the Australian technology community, we’re pledging our unequivocal support for a “YES” vote for an enshrined Voice to Parliament(opens in a new tab or window).

We’ve spent a lot of time learning from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who’ve overwhelmingly told us that the referendum is one of the best ways we can empower First Nations communities and walk together to build a better and more inclusive future.

Today, our co-founders Melanie Perkins, Cliff Obrecht, and Cameron Adams published an Open Letter signed by prominent voices of the Australian technology ecosystem, including companies such as Blackbird Ventures, UNIFIED Music Group, and Salesforce advocating for a YES vote. Together, we encourage all Australians to listen with their heart, educate themselves, and vote to move our country forward rather than stay mired in 200 years of inaction.

Read and sign(opens in a new tab or window) our Open Letter below: