Greater Canterbury Region

Our Greater Canterbury region covers the area from Kaikoura in the north to Waitaki River in the South

Coordinator: Laura Lightfoot

Phone: 03 365 3239.  Mobile: 027 801 9840

Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 9.30am to 4pm Tuesday and Thursday 8am to 2.30pm


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Upcoming events

Individualised Education Plan Seminar
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

As a parent or caregiver of a student with special education needs you have a very important role in your child’s education.

You know your child better than anybody else. A partnership between you, the school and other professionals will enable your child to progress at their own pace towards agreed goals, and respond to challenges that will help them develop their potential in all areas of learning.

The IEP workshop is about knowing what your child is entitled to, and how you can ensure the best outcome for your child.

To help fund this workshop we are asking for a koha of $6 which can be paid on the night.

For families raising children with disabilities or health impairments.

Click here to register

If you have any queries please contact Laura on 03 365 4349 or email

A big thank you to the following organisations who have supported the Greater Canterbury branch with donations and grants in 2016/17

  • William Toomey
  • Southern Trust
  • Pub Charity
  • United Way
  • First Sovereign
  • CERT
  • Rata Foundation
  • TTCF
  • Lotteries
  • Pub Charity
  • Mainland Foundation
  • COGS Rural
  • Sargood Bequest
  • COGS - City Bank Peninsular
  • Christchurch City Council DRF
  • Welfare Rehabilitation
  • Christchurch City Council SCF
  • Lion Foundation
  • Blogg Charitable Trust
  • Estate of Kathleen Alice Boyd
  • Air Rescue Services
  • Southern Trust