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Community development

Tools, networks and events to strengthen community organisations.

Current work

Community Networks

Community networks and relationships form a vital part of Platform's work.

NZ Navigator, CommunityNet & Digital Stuff We Love

NZ Navigator and CommunityNet Aotearoa are smart on-line tools developed for New Zealand community organisations to help them be strong and effective organisations in a thriving charitable and community sector in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Platform Impact Report 2022-2023

Platform's Impact Report 2022-2023 captures some of the work we have done over the past year and the benefits of what collective impact can achieve for the MH&A sector as we work towards a system that recognises the vital role of community organisations, leadership, and connection.  

Read it here.

Previous work

COVID-19 updates for community organisations

Platform is representing the community sector in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Cannabis Referendum Webinar

In July 2020, Platform & The New Zealand Drug Foundation co-hosted 'The Referendum to Legalise Cannabis: What You Need To Know', with special guest Rt Hon Helen Clark. A panel consisting of Rt Hon Helen Clark, Tuari Potiki, Prof. Joe Boden and Kali Mercier answered questions on how a 'Yes' vote would impact on community mental health and addiction organisations.

Topics discussed include law reform policy at home and abroad, and the health and criminal justice implications of cannabis law reform, particularly for young people and Māori.

View the full webinar here

Platform Impact Report 2020-2021

This gives you some of the highlights from the past year, and some of the work we are doing now, that will bring about more change in the future. This report highlights the benefits of membership with Platform and what  we can achieve together for the MH&A NGO and community sector through collective impact. We look forward to working with you to keep making a difference.

Read it here.

Platform Impact Report 2021-2022

Platform's Impact Report 2021/2022 demonstrates our members' input into Platform's work, and shows how collective impact and action can adhere to Platform's strategic goals.

The impact report covers our work from July 2021 to June 2022. It is an opportunity to highlight the significant work undertaken to support tāngata whaiora and whānau, amidst an unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic.

Read it here.

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