Greater Canterbury Region

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

Coordinator: TBA

Phone: 0508 236 236

Office Hours: TBA

Email: gtrcanterbury@parent2parent.org.nz

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Upcoming events

Oct
18
Tue
Mana Voice and Agency in Education (ZOOM event)
Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Education, Disability & Your Child Workshop

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Education, Disability & Your Child Workshop

Do you have a disabled child or child with a health impairment at school? Learn how to get the best outcomes for your child with an Individualised Education Plan (IEP).

As a parent or caregiver of a student with learning support needs you have an important role to play in your child’s education. A partnership between you, the school and other professionals will enable your child to progress at their own pace towards customised goals, and to make the most out of their time at school. Join our two-part series of Mana Voice and Agency in Education.

This informative online workshop will lead you through the IEP process, how to have productive IEP meetings, how to foster inclusion in the classroom, building relationships based on Enabling Good Lives principles, the types of funding available to you and much more. Don’t miss this chance to ensure your child reaches their full potential at school.

There are limited spaces so please ensure you register today! Your registration will be confirmed by email.

Workshop details

Workshop 1: Tuesday 18th Oct, 2022  |  6:30pm—9pm
AND Workshop 2: Tuesday 25th Oct, 2022  |   6:30pm—9pm
Participants must be able to attend BOTH sessions.
Where: Join us remotely on Zoom.
Cost: This workshop is free thanks to funding from Care Matters.

Your family must be eligible for disability support services to attend this workshop.
Please contact us if you are unsure of your eligibility.
Oct
25
Tue
Mana Voice and Agency in Education (ZOOM event)
Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Education, Disability & Your Child Workshop

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Education, Disability & Your Child Workshop

Do you have a disabled child or child with a health impairment at school? Learn how to get the best outcomes for your child with an Individualised Education Plan (IEP).

As a parent or caregiver of a student with learning support needs you have an important role to play in your child’s education. A partnership between you, the school and other professionals will enable your child to progress at their own pace towards customised goals, and to make the most out of their time at school. Join our two-part series of Mana Voice and Agency in Education.

This informative online workshop will lead you through the IEP process, how to have productive IEP meetings, how to foster inclusion in the classroom, building relationships based on Enabling Good Lives principles, the types of funding available to you and much more. Don’t miss this chance to ensure your child reaches their full potential at school.

There are limited spaces so please ensure you register today! Your registration will be confirmed by email.

Workshop details

Workshop 1: Tuesday 18th Oct, 2022  |  6:30pm—9pm
AND Workshop 2: Tuesday 25th Oct, 2022  |   6:30pm—9pm
Participants must be able to attend BOTH sessions.
Where: Join us remotely on Zoom.
Cost: This workshop is free thanks to funding from Care Matters.

Your family must be eligible for disability support services to attend this workshop.
Please contact us if you are unsure of your eligibility.
Oct
26
Wed
Parent Support Group (North Canterbury)
Oct 26 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Grab a free coffee and chat with other parents and carers who know what it’s like to care for a disabled child, a neurodiverse child, or a child with health impairments.

Parent to Parent hosts monthly Parent Support Groups in North Canterbury during the school term, to support carers and parents just like you. These groups are a safe space for family and whānau to share their experiences, their challenges, their triumphs, and to learn from each other in an open and 100% judgement-free environment. No topic is too ‘weird’, no question too ‘out there’. We get it, and we are here to help.

So if you’d like to share a struggle, celebrate a success, raise a concern, or simply have a cuppa and chat with other parents and carers in your area, you are always welcome at our Parent Support Group. Children are welcome too! Drop in for as long or as short a time as you want. And did we mention there’s free coffee??

Event details:

Time: 9:30am—11:30am
Venue: Coffee Culture, High Street, Rangiora

Feel free to just show up on the day!

Nov
23
Wed
Parent Support Group (North Canterbury)
Nov 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Grab a free coffee and chat with other parents and carers who know what it’s like to care for a disabled child, a neurodiverse child, or a child with health impairments.

Parent to Parent hosts monthly Parent Support Groups in North Canterbury during the school term, to support carers and parents just like you. These groups are a safe space for family and whānau to share their experiences, their challenges, their triumphs, and to learn from each other in an open and 100% judgement-free environment. No topic is too ‘weird’, no question too ‘out there’. We get it, and we are here to help.

So if you’d like to share a struggle, celebrate a success, raise a concern, or simply have a cuppa and chat with other parents and carers in your area, you are always welcome at our Parent Support Group. Children are welcome too! Drop in for as long or as short a time as you want. And did we mention there’s free coffee??

Event details:

Time: 9:30am—11:30am
Venue: Coffee Culture, High Street, Rangiora

Feel free to just show up on the day!


A big thank you to the following organisations who have supported the Greater Canterbury branch with donations and grants in the 2021/22 year

  • COGS
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Mainland Foundation
  • Rehabilitation Welfare
  • Pub Charity
  • RATA
  • Roy Owen Dixey Charitable Trust
  • David Ellison Charitable Trust
  • Kiwi Gaming Foundation