ChangeMakers Resettlement Forum

Level 4, 39 Webb Street

Mount Cook 6011

Mon - Fri: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Office hours

+64 4 801 5812

Office phone


Welcome to ChangeMakers Resettlement Forum​

ChangeMakers Resettlement Forum is a grassroots non-governmental organisation (NGO) representing 18+ refugee background communities in the greater Wellington region of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Our Vision

We work towards our vision of New Zealanders from refugee backgrounds participating fully in Aotearoa New Zealand life, through advocacy, research and community development activities.

Our Communities

Our current members are:

Eritrean General Assoication of New Zealand Incorporated

Rwandan Association Umubano Incorporated

Zomi Innkuan NZ

Tsinat Tigray Community Wellington Incorporated

VUW Refugee Background Student

EOTC Tsirha Tsion St Marys Parish of Wellington NZ

Somali Community of Wellington

Sri Lankan Tamils Welfare Club Wellington

Karenni Wellington Community

Luo Community of Wellington

Wellington Myanmar Community Incorporated

Ugandans In Wellington

Somaliland Society in
New Zealand

Ahwazi Kiwi Association

We also work alongside several non-member communities: South Sudanese; Colombian; Syrian; Karen; Ahmadiyya;

We regularly work with our Leaders Council (nomnated leaders from each member community) to listen to the needs identitifed by the communities themselves, and develop our operational strategy in relation to those needs.
As a refugee background community-led organisation, only refugee background member groups are eligible to become members of ChangeMakers and vote at our AGM. All applications for membership are approved by our board.
Being a member of ChangeMakers also allows your community to have representation on our Leaders Council and participate in our leadership training programmes.

Our People

CRF is governed by 8-10 Board members. As a refugee-led organisation, 80% of our Board is composed of people from refugee backgrounds who represent the interests of all refugee-background communities.

An operations team, currently of 13 people, carries out advocacy, community development, and research.  This mahi is directed by the strategic plan, developed by the board in consultation with the Leaders Council, and emerging challenges.