Rangatahi from across Aotearoa came together in Ōtautahi | Christchurch in July for Leadership Camp.
The most important focus of the camp was whanaungatanga - creating connections between our Leaders through shared experiences and working together, to build a sense of belonging – a whānau.
Leaders took on a range of team-building exercises, such as archery tag and an initiatives course, they strengthened relationships through creative activities like mural painting, and they learnt and developed new skills through therapeutic story sharing and leadership project tasks.
The core responsibilities of our Leaders include advising, advocating, providing peer support, and community presence. As we strive to work together to build a safe space for all rangatahi impacted by cancer across Aotearoa.
Canteen Leadership Programme
Canteen supports rangatahi to get their life back on track when they’ve been impacted by cancer, supporting them to gain social, development, and leadership skills using a range of different pathways. Our Leadership programme is an integral part of this. We have a proud history of rangatahi leadership, and rangatahi still guide the organisation at every level today – from members and Leaders to Member Directors.
“Canteen leadership has been and continues to be, such a beneficial experience for me. One of the most rewarding aspects of Leadership is welcoming and supporting new rangatahi and watching them go on to thrive.”
– Canteen Leader, Finn