22 February 2023 - Today we are publishing our brief snapshot paper, highlighting key issues we are hearing from SSPA members throughout affected rōhe of Te Ika-a-Māui, and to outline some key calls to government at this time. We are concurrently sharing it with the government, and continuing to keep in close touch with government officials and Ministers to advocate for what is needed for children, rangatahi, families, whānau and you, our members. We welcome any feedback you have. Because this is an evolving situation, we will seek to update this over the coming weeks, too.You can read the PDF version here.
February 2023 - Nau Mai, Haere Mai ki Whakamanawa 2023 – The National Social Services Conference!
1 & 2 May 2023, Te Papa Tongarewa in beautiful Te Whanganui-a-Tara!
Whakamanawa is the moment for all those working in social service mahi and across the social sector to hui together, be inspired, share learning and keep up-to-date with everything happening in our sector. Right now as the flood response continues, and every day around the country, in your roles as kaimahi across our social services and social sector, you are the people making a difference for families and whānau. Whakamanawa 2023 is your chance to gather together, reflect, learn and connect with one another.
We are putting together an exciting programme, with keynote kaikōrero, workshops and more to be announced soon. Follow us on Facebook, Linkedin or read the SSPA Weekly News on Wednesdays to find out more as we continue to make Whakamanawa 2023 announcements.
Make sure you are connecting, contributing and learning at Whakamanawa 2023 by clicking here and purchasing your earlybird tickets now.