Our main resource is the Advocacy and Social Change method that we teach in workshops, training and consultancy. We also prepare larger reports to engage with specific issues in deeper ways.

Here are the reports we’ve produced over the last few years:

  1. SIGNIFICANT SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES IN SOUTH CANTERBURY

    This is the most up-to-date research on Social Justice Issues south of the Rakaia, and will guide the work of the Anglican Church in the area over the coming years. Ruth Swale, September 2014. Download PDF

  2. PAPER WALLS

    Paper Walls is New Zealand’s leading legal research on the law that’s meant to protect rental housing tenants. It’s written in plain language with a friendly case study to help non-lawyers understand it easily. Click here to go to the Paper Walls website and have a read. Lyndon Rogers, November 2013. Download PDF

  3. CITY EAST SOCIAL HOUSING: INCENTIVE SCHEME PROPOSAL

    A proposal we made to MBIE and CERA outlining how social housing could look in Christchurch’s Inner City East following the Christchurch Earthquakes. Tessa Laing, October 2012. Download PDF

  4. INNER CITY EAST RECOVERY: LOW INCOME / SOCIAL HOUSING

    This report explored the needs for housing for single people in Christchurch’s Inner City East after most of the bedsits in that area were destroyed or made uninhabitable in the Christchurch Earthquakes. Tessa Laing, May 2012. Download PDF

Here are links to the resources we use in our workshops:

  1. Advocacy Flow-Chart: Steps for taking a project or campaign from problem to project-management
  2. Different Models of Social Change Chart
  3. Quick Reference Campaign Flow-Chart
  4. Understanding Strategies and Tactics

See our Speaking and Workshops page for more.

If you lead a discussion group, youth group, children’s group or church small group, here are some resources you’ll find really helpful:

  1. Kids ideas
  2. Kids resources
  3. Youth ideas
  4. Home group ideas
  5. Individuals ideas

Civics Competition in Schools

Our civics competition in schools runs every year on a contemporary theme. Teaching resources, curriculum ideas, and creative ways to engage are provided. Students in previous years have written submission, spoken to politicians, engaged with media, raised awareness, and been involved with an art exhibition in Parliament.

JOINING THE DOTS: CLIMATE CHANGE COMPETITION

WELCOME HOME COMPETITION – MAKING SPACE FOR REFUGEES

The following resources from previous years still have creative and relevant activities to use with youth groups or classrooms:

SOLUTIONS TO CHILD POVERTY: BIG PICTURE ART COMPETITION

COLD DAMP HOUSING: CARDBOARD HOUSE BUILDING COMPETITION