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About us

Rerenga Awa | Canterbury Youth Workers Collective consists of Youth Workers and youth services in the province of Canterbury, New Zealand, and has been an Incorporated Society since 1986 with a Charitable Trust status. We exist to support those who work with youth by providing professional development, networking opportunities, accountability, information, and resource sharing.



A well supported, connected and professional youth development sector.


To work collaboratively to strengthen the youth development sector to meet the needs of young people.


  1. Support the youth development sector to continually raise the standards of practice

  2. Connect the youth development sector

  3. Support the youth development sector to understand and uphold Te Tiriti and encourage genuine bicultural practice

  4. Champion positive youth development

  5. Be responsive to the needs of the youth development sector

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