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CWTAS AGM & discussion on the Productivity Commission

Are you a market-led business, a non-profit provider, or engaged in community-led development… and what is the difference?
Come along to the CWTAS AGM to find out more about CWTAS and to hear more about the Productivity Commission report and what it means for the voluntary sector.

Refreshments provided.


The Productivity Commission has just released its report on the future of social services in New Zealand. Their findings may have a seismic effect on social services, health and education. The report highlights many problems we have all been grappling with in our funding from government. However, the answers they have come up with so far are strengthening the contracting process and placing more control of services in the hands of individual consumers in a voucher system. Some within the disability sector support this approach but there are many who see this as the ultimate move in marketisation of the sector. Last year, a group from Community and Whanau made a submission to the Productivity Commission through Victory Community Health. We will look at both that submission and the Productivity Commission Draft Report and consider the implications for the sector. 

CWTAS is a voluntary group of experienced communityworkers. It has a history of almost 30 years of supporting the community sector in Nelson. Our main aims are to assist with:  opportunities for professional development;  an umbrella role in
assisting groups to take on projects/roles and to
  facilitate a voice for the community sector.

CWTAS oversees the Media Support for Community Groups’ project, organises the CWTAS Annual Forum, aims to make
submissions to Council or government departments, facilitate hot topics and other matters brought up at Community and Whanau, and bring in guest speakers for community events.


Article type: Meetings and events
Start date: May 19, 2015
Start time: 12:00 PM
End Date: May 19, 2015
End Time: 01:30 PM
Venue:Victory Community Centre

Cost: free

Contact Name: Pat Webster
Contact Phone: 021609129
Contact Email: turkeypat@gmail.com