white filler image

Ongoing support for whānau affected by the Christchurch terrorist attack

The Collective Impact Board launched a dedicated website in February 2022. For the latest information please visit www.collectiveimpactboard.org.nz.

Collective Impact Board

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Christchurch terrorist attack has made recommendations to support the ongoing recovery needs of affected whānau, survivors and witnesses.

The Royal Commission recommended setting up a Collective Impact Board, bringing the community and government agencies together to guide and advise on services to support whānau and individuals affected by the events of 15 March 2019.

The Collective Impact Board was established on 25 May 2021 and appointed the Board Chair at their first meeting on 9 June 2021.

The Collective Impact Board is recommendation 26 of the Royal Commission's report.

Further information about the establishment of the Collective Impact Board and the nomination process

Previous Correspondence

Community Representatives

Community Representatives make up the majority of the Collective Impact Board, alongside government agency representatives. They may be members of affected whānau or others from the affected community.

The role of the Community Representatives is to:

  • champion the views of whānau living in communities affected by the events of 15 March, 2019
  • engage, listen and gather information on issues and concerns across their community
  • attend and contribute to regular Board meetings to ensure the voices of the community are heard and responded to
  • contribute to discussions, decisions and advice on the ongoing development of the Kaiwhakaoranga Specialised Case Management Service.

Nominations opened on 15 March 2021 and closed at 5pm on 12 April 2021.

Directly affected whānau were invited to nominate themselves or others from the affected community they believe will fairly and effectively represent them on the Board.

MSD also invited self-nominations from members of the affected community for the role of Board Chair.

A panel of community and government agency representatives assessed nominations and recommended nominees to the Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment.

The community representatives were announced on 8 May 2021. They are:

  • Hamimah (Tuyan) Ahmat (Board Chair)
  • Maha Elmadani
  • Maha Galal
  • Dr. Maysoon Salama
  • Dr. Mazharuddin Syed Ahmed
  • Nathan Brent Smith
  • Sheikh Hasan Rubel

Jane Parfitt was appointed as Co-Chair in July 2021, selected by the Chair.

Youth on the Collective Impact Board

To strengthen the voice of youth on the Board we invited self-nominations for a Youth Community Representative from young people who:

  • were invited to the Christchurch Muslim youth hui in December 2020
  • are 18 to 24 years old.

Young people had to nominate themselves for this role – not someone else.

Nominations opened on 29 June 2021 and closed 5pm on 12 July 2021.

Humaira Hakeemi joined the Board on 7 October 2021.

Contact the Board

If you have any questions or would like to contact the Board please email: AskCIB@msd.govt.nz

Kaiwhakaoranga Specialist Case Management Service

The Collective Impact Board will give advice to further guide and develop the Kaiwhakaoranga Specialist Case Management Service.

The Kaiwhakaoranga Specialist Case Management Service has supported affected whānau, survivors and witnesses since April 2019 with a team of experienced MSD case managers.

MSD has listened to the community’s feedback as well as submissions to the Royal Commission of Inquiry, and its recommendations.

Based on this, the Kaiwhakaoranga Specialist Case Management Service has expanded to support a wider group of affected whānau with a wider range of needs. Advice from the Board will guide further development of the service.

If you are a member of the affected whānau and need support:

white filler image
Print this page.