• He whānau whare kore, he kai mate hau

    Addressing Whānau Homelessness

    The New Zealand Coalition to End Homelessness conference will be held on 21 February 2018 at Auckland University of Technology City Campus - Sir Paul Reeves (WG) Building

    Submit an Abstract

Conference Theme

The theme of the conference ‘He whānau whare kore, he kai mate hau/Addressing Whānau Homelessness’ broadens our understanding of whānau/family to include whānui and all communities of support.  It is from an understanding of our interconnectedness that we can work together to address the struggles impacting the diverse communities that we belong to.

Call to Abstracts

We extend a warm invitation to service providers, academics, researchers, community practitioners and members of our Coalition to submit abstracts for oral presentations (15 minutes + 5 minutes for questions) or poster presentations that include one or more of the following:

  1. Innovative ways of working with street and community whānau/families.
  2. Experiences with whānau/families from diverse social and cultural backgrounds (including Māori, Pacific, refugee, migrant, visible and non-visible disabilities, youth, ageing and LGBTQI+)
  3. New solutions for persistent challenges to address whānau/family well-being.

Abstract submission process:

Abstracts must be 150 words and must include a title of no more that 150 words; the background and aim of the presentation.  Please also include author/presenter information (name, email, contact details and organisation).  Submission for abstracts closes on 31 August 2017 and must be completed here.