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Nominations open for CCC Multicultural Advisory Group

Wednesday, October 02, 2019   Posted in: Vacancies By: Administrator With tags: vacancy, Advocacy, migrants, refugees, community engagement, diversity

The Christchurch City Council is calling for nominations for members of a newly established Multicultural Advisory Group (MAG) commencing in December 2019.

The MAG will meet every 6 weeks, with more frequent meetings if determined necessary by the Council. Any interested person/s of Christchurch is encouraged to nominate by Sunday 10th November 2019.

Nominations are welcome if you:

  • Have an understanding of a Multicultural future and commitment to this through a Treaty-based lens where the role of mana whenua is understood.
  • Have commitment and willingness to participate in Council activities.
  • Can contribute to Council processes and consultation activities.
  • Have a commitment to reflecting the diverse range of experiences and views of Christchurch’s population.

The Selection Panel will meet on Monday 25th November 2019. The inaugural MAG meeting will be in mid-December with the view of starting proper in early 2020.

Contact Claire Phillips at Christchurch City Council for more information, including nomination forms and terms of reference (03 941 5408, 027 242 7894 or multicultural[at]

Read the Christchurch City Council's Multicultural Strategy [PDF].


Multicultural Advisory Group

The MAG will sit outside of the Council, providing advice and consultation only. It will comprise of 15 people representing a wide range cultures, experiences, gender and knowledge on issues related to cultural diversity and sit for a 2-year term.

Members will:

  • Work in partnership with Council and Ngai Tahu
  • Provide oversite of the implementation of the Christchurch Multicultural Strategy-Our Future Together
  • Provide a diversity lens to the work of the Council and community.
  • Advise Council on multicultural issues and opportunities, including the barriers that people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds may face in accessing information, support and opportunities to participate fully in Christchurch life.
  • Assist to approve services and programmes that are response to the needs of a wide range of cultures and ethnicities.

Healthy Christchurch Champions

  • Canterbury District Health Board
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Environment Canterbury
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ngai Tahu
  • NZ Police
  • Pegasus Health
  • University of Otago, Christchurch