Sunday, 2 August 2020
Monday, 8 June 2020
1. Online survey about how COVID-19 has impacted TSOs around Aotearoa
The survey hopes "to shine a light on the community sector’s collective contribution to community wellbeing, to take stock of what is needed, and to shape our future."
Canterbury-specific results will be available from this survey
Survey prepared by Hui E! Community Aotearoa, Volunteering New Zealand, the Centre for Social Impact, and Philanthropy New Zealand
To complete the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/
Responses close 5pm on Friday 12 June.
2. Online survey about how COVID-19 has impacted TSOs in Canterbury
Survey prepared by SEWN
SEWN can use the information to provide feedback and advocate on behalf of the sector, and determine what additional supports might be needed.
To complete the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/
The survey deadline is now Friday 12 June.
3. Christchurch Otautahi Draft Annual Plan
The Draft Annual Plan will soon be open for consultation. The proposed Plan may have impact on TSO resourcing.
Draft Annual Plan here
CCC news with summary of info proposed in Draft Annual Plan.
Open for consultation 12 - 29 June
4. SEWN is hosting an online discussion about the future funding needs of the sector
1-2pm on Tuesday 23 June
Register via this link
5. New Zealand Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Summit
The Summit had been planned to take place in Christchurch in 2021; however, as the world has changed substantially since that plan was made there will be a series of online and face to face events rather than one event. Read more here.
To be put on the list for contact or for more information, contact Matt Morris, Sustainability Advisor, University of Canterbury email@example.com
Saturday, 18 January 2020
The One Voice Te Reo Kotahi kaupapa was supported by Shane Te Aika leading us in a mihi whakatau to open the Forum.
The topic for the evening:
Building Respect and Recognition for Third Sector Organisations
▪ provision of services
▪ project work
▪ development of strategies and policies
It is therefore confusing to refer to our Third sector as the “community” sector.
(depicted by the seat of the stool).
Following our 1 April Forum on Decision-Making for the Wellbeing Budget and the understanding that our Third Sector contributes to all four well-beings - environmental, cultural, economic and social – this Forum was to develop ideas for strategies and policies that will get better recognition and resourcing for our contributions including our mahi in assessing wellbeing. The questions raised about the nature of the data to be collected for such assessment at that April Forum have remained with us.
Hon. Poto Williams - Minister for our Sector was therefore invited to address the question:
The Minister spoke about her role in writing the current government’s policy for our Sector in the light of the need for governments to be able to trust the Third sector.
Her notes prepared for the evening are here:
She referred to her appreciation of how grass roots groups determine what is in their own best interests and how the Third sector is of equal importance to the government sector. She noted that this government’s reviews of the Public Finance Act and the State Services Act will enable government to be more responsive to Third sector initiatives.
As Minister she is prioritising support for volunteering as she believes volunteers gain wellbeing from volunteering and that this focus will advantage Third Sector Organisations. The Minister also highlighted the limitations of the current data being collected not capturing the depth of the contribution and value of the Third Sector, which goes beyond mere statistics. We noted earlier reports highlighting this evidence from our Sector which demonstrate the extent of our mahi - Mahi Aroha and the Time Use Survey Report Around the Clock. We are pleased to learn that the Minister’s Office has let us know that that these have been obtained.
In acknowledging the Minister’s focus we trust that the extent of the contributions from, and the range of motivations for involvement in, our Sector will be expanded beyond this current focus. We look forward to further updates so that the questions we posed to the Minister for this Forum can be followed through.
Sunday, 13 October 2019
Monday 4 November 7.30 - 9pm at ECAN
- How do we tell our Third Sector stories in relation to achieving greater wellbeing?
- How can our contribution be measured?
- OVTRK provides a Register of Third Sector Organisations (TSOs) interested in working with others in greater Christchurch according to the OVTRK Tiriti–based kaupapa and upholding environmental, cultural, social and economic wellbeing.
- These TSOs may be organised around a common interest, identity, issue or place.
- OVTRK promotes the valuing of TSOs and seeks for them to be heard in deliberations on strategy and policy, complementing statutory and commercial voices.
- OVTRK is calling for a review of administrative support to further the contribution of TSOs’ wealth of experience, collective expertise and established, ever-expanding networks.
Friday, 26 April 2019
- the webpage and first
draft suite of indicators that will populate the IANZ website in June,
now signed off by the Government Statistician: https://www.stats.govt.nz/
indicators-and-snapshots/ indicators-aotearoa-new- zealand-nga-tutohu-aotearoa/.
- the findings from the engagement report: https://www.stats.govt.nz/
reports/indicators-aotearoa- new-zealand-nga-tutohu- aotearoa-key-findings-from- consultation-and-engagement
The OVTRK team