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.

What works in recovery can also work in everyday life

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

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Waimakariri Earthquake Social Recovery Services

The paper provides a brief account of the history of Kaiapoi and the impact...

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Waimakariri District Council’s integrated, community-based recovery framework

This report focuses on the Waimakariri District Council’s approach to ear...

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The social recovery portfolio

Ch.1: Understanding Social Recovery reportThis chapter discusses social rec...

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The Communications team

CERA’s Communications team had many functions. These included working wit...

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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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Supporting the supporters in disaster recovery

Staff, volunteers and community members who work to support communities—t...

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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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Social and cultural outcomes

Ch.2: Understanding Social Recovery reportThis chapter discusses the social...

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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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Monitoring social recovery

This guide outlines tips for implementing social recovery monitoring to ide...

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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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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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Waimakariri Earthquake Social Recovery Services

The paper provides a brief account of the history of Kaiapoi and the impact of the 4 September and subsequent earthquakes on the town’s infrastructure.  It also outlines the plans prepared by the W...

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Waimakariri District Council’s integrated, community-based recovery framework

This report focuses on the Waimakariri District Council’s approach to earthquake recovery which was developed as an Integrated, Community-based Recovery Framework and evolved as a result of the Dar...

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The social recovery portfolio

Ch.1: Understanding Social Recovery reportThis chapter discusses social recovery leadership from within a central government agency based in the disaster affected region. It gives an overview of the p...

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The Communications team

CERA’s Communications team had many functions. These included working with stakeholders to plan and manage issues, planning and delivering public information, producing informative collateral, and b...

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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 develope...

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Supporting the supporters in disaster recovery

Staff, volunteers and community members who work to support communities—they are the essential ingredient to a meaningful and sustainable recovery, and they require support. This report was submitt...

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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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Social and cultural outcomes

Ch.2: Understanding Social Recovery reportThis chapter discusses the social recovery monitoring work undertaken by CERA, including the Canterbury Wellbeing Index which it developed to monitor social r...

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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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Monitoring social recovery

This guide outlines tips for implementing social recovery monitoring to identify emerging issues and track recovery over time. Central to recovery monitoring is working with other agencies. This guide...

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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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