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.


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

From February 11, 7pm-9pm at 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 sharon@ourdailywaste.co.nz, 021 2516 123 or karyn.stewart@canterbury.ac.nz, 021 0707 048, or programme@cwea.org.nz021 1201 654.


Christchurch Social Enterprise Programme

From February 19

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.


Gender Diversity Workshop

Thursday February 28, 9:30am-12:30pm at The Bridge Club, 21 Nova Pl

In this workshop we will:

  • Gain a stronger understanding of gender diversity and what the diverse landscape looks like for Aotearoa,
  • Explore how our young people are identifying and where are we going as a nation in supporting our diverse young people.
  • Identify the barriers and issues many of our diverse young people face and how we can start addressing them.

Presented by Ari Nicholson and a Collaborative Trust Youth Tutor, this training is a must for councellors, teachers, youth/social workers, nurses, and anyone working with Youth. Register your interest online here.


Canterbury Japan Day 2019

Sunday March 3, 10am-4:30pm at Riccarton Park, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch

The Japanese Society of Canterbury is hosting Canterbury Japan Day 2019, which will see the return of the 'Japanese Autumn’ and give people the chance to take part in some cultural activities such as a Wanko Soba noodle speed eating contest, Sumo competitions and more.


Children and Family Violence, a Professional Development Training Day

Tuesday April 2, 9am-4pm at Rossburn Receptions, Rangiora

Guest speakers will be covering safer Professional Practise, Brainwave Trust material and Mental Health Trauma. Cost is $20 with lunch. morning and afternoon tea provided. To register, email natalie.paterson@wmk.govt.nz.


Keeping organisation records workshop

Thursday April 11, lunchtime, online via Skype

This workshop is a short-lunchtime session designed for managers of local non-profits. The aim of the session is to help you sort your paperwork by giving you some guidance on what paperwork your organisation needs to keep, for how long it must be kept and in what format. To book, email susan@canlaw.org.nz.


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.    


Young Adults Programme

Every Friday at 6pm at Detlta 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.


Fill Your Pantry

Monday to Friday, 2pm-3pm at the 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.