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.

  • Free Post-Stress Counselling Service

    Canterbury Charity Hospital

    This service is provided free of charge at the Canterbury Charity Hospital to provide “psychological first aid” for people who are needing extra support to help with their grief and with regaining their “life balance” following the major traumatic event.

    All counselors hold recognised national qualifications.

    Those seeking help can self-refer or be referred by you by contacting the Charity Hospital as follows:

    Phone: 03 360 2266 (8am until 5pm) or 020 4098 0750 (after hours)

    Fax: 03 360 2616

    Email: reception@charityhospital.org.nz

  • Charities Act review meeting

    Tuesday April 16, 10am-12:30pm

    Addington Raceway & Events Centre, 75 Jack Hinton Drive

    The Charities Act 2005 is being reviewed and your feedback is important. We invite you to attend a community meeting to discuss how the Act can be improved.

    The meeting will include presentations from DIA and sector representatives about issues within the scope of the review and we will seek your feedback through questions and answers, and small group discussions.

    The meeting venue has wheelchair access; however, if you have any other accessibility requirements, such as a NZ Sign Language Interpreter, please contact us by email at charitiesactreview@dia.govt.nz.

    Refreshments will be available 20 minutes prior to the beginning of the meeting. Register your interest here.

  • Volunteer Workers in a Health and Safety Context

    Wednesday April 17, 1-2pm

    Cheryl Moffat, Coastguard’s Southern Region Manager, will share her experience and resources, having ten years experience managing 14 volunteer Coastguard units with over 290 volunteers.

    Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street.


  • New Board Members workshop

    Tuesday May 7

    Joining a Committee or Board can be daunting if you're not too sure what the role requires. If you're new to the role (or if you're an old hand wanting an update), this workshop will be of interest.

    To book, email susan@canlaw.org.nz.

    This workshop will cover:

    • the main things the law requires you to do if you are a Board or Committee member
    • the rules about spending your group's money & the steps we recommend you follow before making important spending decisions
    • best practice guidelines on making decisions and dealing with conflicts of interest
  • Membership registers workshop

    Tuesday June 11, lunchtime, online via Skype

    This workshop is a short-lunchtime online session designed for managers or administrators of local incorporated societies.

    The law requires that all incorporated societies have a membership register which records information about your members. This workshop will cover what information needs to be kept, who can have access to it and what rules will apply when adding or updating that register. We'll also look at the proposed new laws that will apply and how best to prepare for those.

  • Moving Beyond #MeToo – Practice and Theory for a Changing World

    From February 11, 7pm-9pm

    59 Gloucester St

    This eight-week course aims to provide a safe space to assist people to learn the skills needed to create an inclusive culture that ensures that all the people of Aotearoa inherit a society that is both safe and treats them equally, regardless of gender, race or class.

    The course runs every Monday and the cost is $68.

    To register your interest, contact:

  • Fill Your Pantry

    Monday to Friday, 2pm-3pm

    Amberley Westpac car park

    Inspire Church Amberley's Fill Your Pantry is open and ready to serve the community with food parcels. To request a parcel, contact Lisa on 027 422 5625, Lola on 027 210 2917, or Frances on 03 314 8123.

  • Christchurch Social Enterprise Programme

    From February 19, Christchurch

    Join Lindsay Jeffs, New Zealand’s leading social enterprise trainer, as he helps you gain the required skills to make social enterprise work for your organisation. Lindsay has had over 30 years experience in running successful social enterprises. This course will help you gain the required skills to make social enterprise work for your organisation.

    To enroll online, visit www.sei.org.nz or email Carolynn Hull admin@oneonone.co.nz.

  • Young Adults Programme

    Every Friday at 6pm

    Delta Community Support Trust, 105 North Avon Rd

    Delta Community Support Trust have an exciting Young Adults Programme for 18-36 year olds with physical and intellectual disabilities. Young adults will be engaging in fun activities out and about in the Christchurch community.

    Contact Natalie Hughes on 027 894 2062 for more information and to register your interest.

  • Free Suicide Prevention Education Programme

    Monday July 15 - Friday July 19

    Improve your knowledge and gain confidence when providing support and
    assistance for suicide prevention, intervention and postvention.

    This comprehensive workshop is a great opportunity for those who
    work in health, education or social service professions.

    Dr Beautrais is New Zealand's most experienced suicidologist, who has been working in suicide research, prevention and education for the past 27 years. She has published extensively and has won international awards for her research.

    Register online here.

  • Governance Masterclass: Building The Dream Board

    Tuesday April 30, 9:30am-4:30pm

    Avebury House, 9 Evelyn Couzins Ave, Richmond

    This workshop is for board members who feel they have an understanding of governance, but are looking for the skills and knowledge to create a high-performing leadership team. During the highly interactive workshop, participants will have the opportunity to explore their board's roles and responsibilities, as well as work with a range of tools and processes to deepen governance practice.

    Cost is $225+gst per person, and a reduced fee of $125+gst for the second person from the same organisation.

    For more information, contact Garth Nowland-Foreman at garth@lead.org.nz or 021 395 532.


  • Zonta Yellow Rose Run

    Sunday May 19, 9am

    North Hagley park

    The Zonta Yellow Rose 5km and 10km run and walk will raise money in aid of Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Aotearoa. PADA is a charity which educates families about mental illnesses that can occur before or after birth. Please wear yellow gear.

    Online registration: $15 adults, $10 students. Registration on the day: $20 cash only.

    Register online here.


  • Circus Open Day

    Saturday April 20, 10:30am-12:30pm

    Roy Stokes Hall, 146 Seaview Rd, New Brighton

    The Christchurch Circus Trust presents their Circus Open day! Come along and join in the fun. Gold coin donation.


  • Waka Toa Ora Lunchtime Seminar: Being Unbreakable

    Monday May 6, 12-2pm

    Aoraki Room, Community and Public Health, 310 Manchester St

    This event is scheduled for a little more than six weeks after the terror attacks in Christchurch.

    Where will we be in six weeks?  Will the sense of love and connectedness be as strong?  Will it be transforming into actions that help keep it that way?

    We’ve set aside some time and space for a dialogue—to gather, share, and reflect—and perhaps for some, to consider what we could do next—together.

    In the meantime, you are welcome to share any resources that are inspiring or challenging you (to grow)—or any initiatives you’re aware of.  Share online here.

    Book online here – a calendar appointment will be emailed following registration.