Our Communities

ChangeMakers Resettlement Forum is a grassroots non-governmental organisation (NGO) representing 17+ refugee background communities in the greater Wellington region (Aotearoa New Zealand).

Our current members are:

Full Members:

  1. Afghan Cultural Association of Wellington
  2. Aman Islamic Centre Inc
  3. Assyrian Association of NZ Incorporated
  4. Eritrean Community in Wellington NZ Incorporated
  5. Eritrean General Assoication of New Zealand Incorporated
  6. Ethiopian Community in Wellington Incorporated
  7. Greater Wellington Oromo Community Incorporated
  8. Rwandan Association Umubano
  9. Zomi Innkuan NZ
  10. Tsinat Tigray Community Wellington Incorporated
  11. VUW Refugee Background Student
  12. EOTC Tsiraha Tsion St Marys Parish of Wellington

Emerging Members

  1. Somali Council
  2. Tamil Welfare Club

Associate Members

  1. Iranian Communities
  2. Tamil community
  3. Sudanese community
  4. Syrian Communities
  5. Ugandan community
  6. Colombian community

We regularly work with our Leaders Council, which has leaders from each community. We assist them to strengthen their communities and ensure that our work is driven by needs identified by the communities themselves.

All applications for membership of ChangeMakers must be approved by our Board. Please note, as a refugee background community-led organisation, only refugee background member groups are eligible to become members of ChangeMakers and vote at our AGM.

Being a member of ChangeMakers also allows your community to have representation on our Leaders Council and participate in our leadership training programmes.