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:
- Afghan Cultural Association of Wellington
- Aman Islamic Centre Inc
- Assyrian Association of NZ Incorporated
- Eritrean Community in Wellington NZ Incorporated
- Eritrean General Assoication of New Zealand Incorporated
- Ethiopian Community in Wellington Incorporated
- Greater Wellington Oromo Community Incorporated
- Rwandan Association Umubano
- Zomi Innkuan NZ
- Tsinat Tigray Community Wellington Incorporated
- VUW Refugee Background Student
- EOTC Tsiraha Tsion St Marys Parish of Wellington
- Somali Council
- Tamil Welfare Club
- Iranian Communities
- Tamil community
- Sudanese community
- Syrian Communities
- Ugandan community
- 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.