Working with culturally diverse ethnic communities is made easier if
individuals and organizations amongst new settlers, and the host society,
can find each other.
Consequently, the Centre for Citizenship
Education and partners in the Diversity Action
Programme are working to identify and draw attention to significant
- for new settlers - in the Directory for Citizenship Education
- about ethnic organizations - in the Directory on Cultural Diversity.
- and facilitate links, such as
- to interfaith.org.nz, where
people from different faiths are encouraged to participate in interfaith
- to "A
Practical Reference to Religious Diversity" published by the
New Zealand Police in October 2005, and
- Working together with ethnic communities", the NZ Police ethnic
strategy towards 2010, has also been published by the Office of the
Commissioner of Police, P O Box 3017, Wellington.
The Centre for Citizenship Education (CCE) and other partners in the
Diversity Action Programme offer information sources to help people find
their own Diversity Pathways - development in this multi part publications
project are in design to assist for this and some years ahead.
The initial publication supports national and local settlement
strategies, and integrates the work of a number of prospective partners.
It is for
- the New Zealand Diversity Action Programme, facilitated by the NZ
Race Relations Commissioner
- migrant resource service networks coming into force in the 2004-05
and next financial year as anticipated by the New Zealand Settlement
- selected intermediaries, particularly the 20 priority migrant resource
personnel working in local government areas and those who should assist
them and their clients
- social studies in the New Zealand curriculum, and the teachers, students,
parents and communities touched by its potential for teaching about
- informing migrant resource service personnel, community relations,
advice bureaux and other relevant units in and around local government
- Parliamentarians, Mayors, senior management, e-government specialists,
School of Government and others whose work includes outreach of central
government resources to bear on local responses to migrant settlement
- Maori, Pacific and ethnic organizations - and others seeking to foster
cultural diversity in New Zealand
- education at a number of formal and continuing levels, including social
studies and English as a second language
- the wider public, who are curious about cultural diversity in New
Zealand and want to connect with their local cultural communities
Consultations are being held on additions to this and development of
subsequent publications with prospective participants by representatives
of the Centre for Citizenship Education.
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