New Zealanders from refugee backgrounds participating fully in New Zealand life
Community Forums: amplifying the voices of refugee-background communities
Community forums act as ChangeMakers' primary means of communication with refugee-background communities.
Focussing on strengths and collaboration, our community forums are an opportunity to inform communities about programmes being offered by service providers, and gives them the opportunity to directly present their concerns and questions to presenters.
Forums also provide a space for refugee-background communities to make connections amongst themselves and share ideas, projects, and concerns with each other.
Our Board members with Wellington Mayor Justin Lester and MP Golriz Ghahraman
Our Board is governed by people from refugee backgrounds who represent the interests of former refugees generally rather then their communities specifically. We also have 20% representation from other communities.