You can take a lead

Building an inclusive society

How you can start working on this with others

There are many ways for you to take a lead. If you want to start building a network in your area, we’ve shared some tools below that could be useful to help you get started.

You can also start conversations with the organisations who have committed to taking this journey with us – explore the directory below.

Find an organisation working to increase belonging & inclusion near you

Tools for getting started

  • Engaging with Te Tiriti

    Embracing te ao Māori in our organisations and workplaces not only supports us to understand our relationship to our country’s founding document, it also supports creating and growing a secure environment for Māori to connect and belong. This can be particularly helpful in workplaces where tangata whenua are underrepresented.

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  • Inclusive Aotearoa - Guide for how to have a conversation on belonging

    This is a helpful guide for holding conversations on belonging that will support people to understand experiences different to their own.

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  • The Voice of Racism

    For those wanting to understand how racism impacts everyday New Zealanders.

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  • AWEA - Education for social justice

    Conversations starters for discussions about how we can work as allies.

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  • The Citizen's Handbook

    Ten-part video comedy series that shares ideas about what we can do as citizens.

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  • How educators can support children and their whānau to belong

    Our schools are increasingly diverse; however, our teaching profession is less so. We are even less diverse when considering principal and leadership roles.

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  • Deep Dive Book club - Imagining Decolonisation

    Kainga te kiko, waiho te whenua ki te tangata nōna
    When allowed to live on the land of others, use its products, but leave the land itself in the hands of its owners.

    What comes up for you when you hear these words?
    The following questions offer great prompts for those on their journey with decolonisation and want a deep dive into what it may and can mean. The resources/readings at the end offer a lighter introduction to the topic.

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  • Voices from the research- Belonging

    You will find here voices from the research on participants from last year.

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  • The Everyday Peace Initiative

    The Everyday Peace Initiative is centred around the idea that ordinary people can be agents of peace. Read more about the online platform that bridges peace research and community action.

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