Community Engagement

The foundation for open and honest partnerships with communities comes from engagement, meaningful and regular communication. Here is what we have to share.

CCDU Communications: Promoting the central city

In April 2012, the Government established the Christchurch Central Developm...

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CERA’s communication channels

Post-disaster communications require a multiple channel approach to maximis...

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Collaborative communications

Following a disaster there can be information overload as various organisat...

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Communicating in a recovery: CERA’s approach to communications and engagement

From CERA’s inception there was enormous demand for action and answers, a...

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Community Forum: Advocates for the people of greater Christchurch

An overview of the Community Forum – a key community representative group...

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Development of the Community in Mind Strategy and Shared Programme of Action

CERA coordinated the development of a high level strategy to guide psychoso...

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Ideas to Remember - Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

CERA developed a community engagement process to inform the development of...

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Recovery monitoring and surveying hard-to-reach populations

This case study describes challenges faced by the Youth Wellbeing Survey te...

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Strengthening teams so they can support the community

Christchurch Resettlement Services learnt the importance of having a stron...

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The Amazing Place youth engagement strategy

In 2013 the Christchurch Central Development Unit developed a youth engagem...

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What works in recovery can also work in everyday life

Youth volunteer coordinator Jason Pemberton explains how his recovery learn...

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CCDU Communications: Promoting the central city

In April 2012, the Government established the Christchurch Central Development Unit (CCDU), as part of CERA. CCDU’s role was to lead recovery of the central city. The Christchurch Central Recovery P...

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CERA’s communication channels

Post-disaster communications require a multiple channel approach to maximise reach and cut-through.  This case study outlines the range of communications channels CERA utilised and explores how messa...

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Collaborative communications

Following a disaster there can be information overload as various organisations rush to make information available. CERA recognised the importance of working collaboratively with stakeholders and part...

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Communicating in a recovery: CERA’s approach to communications and engagement

From CERA’s inception there was enormous demand for action and answers, at both national and local levels. In the challenging, post-earthquake environment, CERA had to find effective ways to communi...

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Community Forum: Advocates for the people of greater Christchurch

An overview of the Community Forum – a key community representative group set up under the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2010 to have input into decision-making.

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Development of the Community in Mind Strategy and Shared Programme of Action

CERA coordinated the development of a high level strategy to guide psychosocial recovery. The ‘Community in Mind’ strategy was supplemented by a Shared Programme of Action to capture recovery acti...

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Ideas to Remember - Canterbury Earthquake Memorial

CERA developed a community engagement process to inform the development of the Canterbury Earthquake Memorial. This case study describes the engagement process including a call for ideas, engagement w...

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Recovery monitoring and surveying hard-to-reach populations

This case study describes challenges faced by the Youth Wellbeing Survey team implementing the survey in the field. Understanding the experience and recovery needs of young people is important for rec...

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Strengthening teams so they can support the community

Christchurch Resettlement Services learnt the importance of having a strong team so that they could support the community. This learning was shared by Manager Shirley Wright and is shown in the i...

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The Amazing Place youth engagement strategy

In 2013 the Christchurch Central Development Unit developed a youth engagement strategy to reconnect the children of Canterbury with Christchurch’s central city. A series of competitions was develop...

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What works in recovery can also work in everyday life

Youth volunteer coordinator Jason Pemberton explains how his recovery learning can be applied beyond the context of a disaster.

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