Ethnic Community Forum 2017

Building A Better Auckland

Did you know that there are over 20 ethnic community organisations that help new migrants and their families to settle and integrate in Auckland?

With almost one out of every two Aucklanders born overseas, our communities are increasingly more culturally diverse.

We are gathering these community groups under one roof to connect with council, government and private sector organisations, as well as each other.

This is an opportunity to build relationships, access services and leverage important links into the diverse communities of Auckland.

The community groups coming to the forum include:


Who should attend?

  • Senior managers from HR, Diversity Groups, Corporate Social Responsibilities, Marketing and Sponsorships;
  • Organisations who embrace Diversity and Inclusion agenda;
  • Organisations who want to provide settlement support and benefits to their migrant employees;
  • Organisations who have culturally diverse employees.


We look forward to seeing you at the Ethnic Community Forum:

When: Friday 24 November 2017. Doors open from 10am to 12pm with official opening at 10.30am.
Where: Auckland Council Level 14, 135 Albert St. Auckland.


This event has concluded and we hope to continue the conversation, connectivity, and collaboration in 2018.

Ethnic Community Forum 2017 with over 20 ethnic community leaders. A pilot initiative organised by Cultural Connections and Auckland Council.

Did you miss the forum but want to support the community groups?

We ran a quick survey to empower the community groups in finding common grounds to collaborate, such as:

  • Identifying other community groups who are working on the same priority goals over the next 2 years;
  • Finding ways to tackle same challenges because two heads are better than one;
  • How each community group can help other community groups;
  • The support required from Auckland Council, Office of Ethnic Communities, and Immigration New Zealand.


Are you from the corporate or private sector? You can look at how your organisation can creatively utilise your resources to help these community groups:

  • Co-designing their strategic planning process;
  • Sharing your organisation resources, such as venue, discounted products and services;
  • Running workshops and events for the community group’s target audience;
  • Assigning subject matter experts, secondment or advisors in areas such as social media, web design, event management, marketing, PR etc;
  • Informing them about any corporate grants, partnership, and sponsorship opportunities;
  • Supporting their fund raising initiatives, and encourage new funding sources by moving towards a sustainable social enterprise model.


Outcomes from the survey can be found here.


Presentation packs from afternoon workshops (1pm – 3pm)

Presentations from Auckland Council


Presentation from Stats NZ

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This initiative is jointly organised by: