Why We Matter

In January 2015, Community Research undertook an online user survey.  We asked: what has been the most significant impact of Community Research/Whānau Ora Research on you or your organisation?  98 people responded.Survey Wordle

They told us:

Provided with knowledge to inform strategic thinking and ideas

  • A central place to post our research and kaupapa, build strategic relationship around thinking, insights, contacts, possibilities with regard to community-led activity and research.

A place for knowledge and research

  • Awareness of New Zealand research that I hadn’t found in other ways. The ability to search on both directories is really useful.

Professional skills-development, for improvement

  • Webinars and the access to specialist knowledge to support my ‘practice’ and the connection.
  • It has helped me up-skill on Collective Impact and provided a local context for this. There are still limited examples of NZ-based successful endeavours

Inspiration,  validation and hope

  • Being able to see my work in the context of the broader community sector has been validating and inspiring

Better standard-setting and knowledge of effective models

  • For me – its keeping up with the development/ implementation of Whānau Ora delivery within organisations,  for improved health and wellbeing for whānau, hapu, iwi and the wider community.  ..How that looks like in practice, action, written work and in discussion.