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