What's On

Attending training courses, workshops or network meetings, can be a useful means of learning and development. There are many opportunities across our regions. Check-in here regularly to find out What’s On.

30 May 18

Healthy Greater Christchurch lunchtime seminar - Overeaters Anonymous Christchurch

Twelve Steps To Recovery free, simple, and proven

Overeaters Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength, and hope support each other in solving their common problems of compulsive eating, including anorexia, bulimia, obesity and overeating.

Join us to hear Sacha and Sharon share their personal stories of food addiction and talk about what OA is.

There will be an opportunity for questions and answers and pamphlets will also be available.

Date:           Wednesday 30 May 2018

Time:           12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Location:    Community & Public Health, 310 Manchester St

Link to book online  - a calendar appointment will be emailed following registration.

Please bring your own lunch … and come a little early if you would like to use our tearoom to make tea or coffee.

31 May 18

Non Profit/Third Sector Wellbeing Workshop

Our non-profit / third sector is really good at innovation and creative thinking.  We also face some challenges and problems, so let’s get our collective skills and talents to work to address these!  Building relationships is a good way to tap into those skills for our collective benefit. 

Do you think that using community issues or shared problems would be a good way to draw sector groups together and build relationships?  Would this help improve the wellbeing of the non-profit / third sector?

What community issues or shared problems would you like to see the sector working on?  What would be top priority for your organisation? 

How would we know that we’re making progress towards resolving these issues or problems?  What would tell us that sector wellbeing has been improved by doing this?

The sector is getting together to discuss questions like these and other Action Points from the Green Report (Third Sector / Not-for-Profit Sector Recovery in Post-Earthquake Christchurch) and agree what we want to do next.  We’d love to have you come along and be part of the decision-making.

Christchurch Bridge Club, 21 Nova Place (off Barbadoes St)

Thursday 31 May 2018, 9.30am - 12 noon.

Light lunch and networking 12 noon - 12.30pm

RSVP to Carmel, admin@sewn.org.nz or ph 366 2050 for catering purposes.  Remember to tell us if you have any special dietary or access needs!

 Friends and colleagues from outside the non-profit sector but who work alongside us for community wellbeing are most welcome to come and listen in, look for opportunities to support us, and share the kai and company.

01 Jun 18

Leadership: what it looks like

Friday 1 June, 8.30am to 9.30am

Presenter: Ross Grigg, Ross Grigg Associates

Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch

RSVP: outreach@volcan.org.nz

Free event

12 Jun 18 14 Jun 18

ACE (Adult & Community) Conference 2018

Wellington June 12-14

Venue: Te Wharewaka o Aotearoa

Theme: Kia Mau, Tāmaua te Aka Matua Becoming Global Citizens

In 2012, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said “Education is more than literacy and numeracy. It is also about citizenry.” Education for global citizenship shows us how knowledge, values, attitudes and behaviours help us to make informed decisions and actively take part in local, national and global communities to build a peaceful and sustainable world. Our whakatauki reminds us that the pathway to this knowledge comes from the parental vine and we must hold fast to this. This year’s conference will explore how community education can help us become the best global citizens we can be.

More information at https://www.aceaotearoa.org.nz/events/ace-conference



17 Jun 18

Celebrate “Matariki in the Zone”

Celebrate “Matariki in the Zone” Sunday, 17th June from 11am at Avebury House.

Matariki is the Maori New Year to farewell the old and welcome in the new season. The highlight of the harvest festivities will be a shared feast including a traditional hangi prepared by mana whenua and nourishing hot soups led by Richard Till. Guests are encouraged to contribute produce from their own garden or pantry, dropping off at Avebury House at 11am to contribute to the shared meal from 12 noon to 2pm.

Activities include Maori crafts such as wood carving demonstration and flax weaving, live music and fun things for kids.There will also be the blessing and opening of the Native Edible Garden in the Richmond Community Garden, as well as the completion of the Stormwater Exemplar by Avon-Ōtākaro Network.

When: 17 June 2018, Sunday, 11am to 2pm

Where: Avebury House, 9 Eveleyn Couzins Ave, Richmond

Please RSVP to let us know participant numbers and harvest contribution go to:  www.aveburyhouse.co.nz.

 An event by Avebury House, Avon-Ōtākaro Network and Richmond Community Garden, who have active regeneration projects in the red zone.

18 Jun 18

2018 Matariki Forum

Matariki Forum 2018 to be held Monday 18 June from 5.00 -7.00pm.

Third Sector Minister Hon. Peeni Henare joins our kōrero Big New Ideas For us and our children after us Mō tātou ā mō kā uri ā muri ake nei Ngāi Tahu whakataukī

Apart from hearing from Minister Henare: Bridget Frame will demystify the challenges we face with Grant Funding of our mahi, sharing her work looking at where grant funding comes from, where it goes to, and how it gets there.

Dr Suzanne Vallance will update us on her research which can help us measure what we treasure, not only treasure what we measure. The main part of the time will be to hear and celebrate the Voices in the Third Sector For more information email tsovoices@gmail.com or see onevoicetereokotahi.blogspot.co.nz

The venue is at Environment Canterbury with car park access off St Asaph St.  Light refreshments will be provided by koha from CCC.

18 Jun 18

Business for Good Awards Nominations

The Christchurch City Council is pleased to be sponsoring the 'Business for Good' Award in this year's Champion Canterbury Business Awards. The 'Business for Good' award recognises socially responsible enterprises that "make a positive social and / or environmental impact and see this as a defining measurement of their business’ success.” If you know of a socially responsible business or social enterprises that would want to enter, please could you let them know applications are currently open until 18 June. All entries and nominations are submitted online through the Champion Canterbury website www.championcanterbury.org.nz

25 Jun 18

Funding Forum

Christchurch Community House Trust and Volunteering Canterbury invite you to come along and meet the Funders on Monday 25 June 2018, from 5-7pm at Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street.  Funders will have information sites and Generosity NZ will facilitate a panel discussion with invited funders on the question: “In the current environment, what is impacting on your organisation’s funding decisions for 2018?”.   If you are a funder and would like to be present at this event, please contact Glenda Martin at Volunteering Canterbury, email: outreach@volcan.org.nz to book your space!

06 Jul 18

Wellbeing: Who's responsible for wellbeing in your workplace?

Friday 6 July, 8.30am to 9.30am

Presenter: Workplace Support

Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch

RSVP: outreach@volcan.org.nz

Free Event

25 Jul 18

Why story telling is important - and how to do it

Wednesday 25 July, 1.00pm to 2.00pm

Presenter: Sharon Moreham

Venue: Beckenham Service Centre, 66 Colombo Street, Christchurch

RSVP: outreach@volcan.org.nz

Free event


03 Aug 18

Accountability: Outcome-based

Friday, 3 August, 8.30am to 9.30am

Guests:  DIA and Rata Foundation

Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch

RSVP: outreach@volcan.org.nz

Free event