What can we grow when we bring our heads,
hearts and hands to our learning?

Creating sustainable, resilient communities is a learning journey.

Whether we are programme participants, programme developers or working in other ways in organisations and communities, we are all learning.

The fruits of our work at Toimata Foundation come from developing action-based learning programmes, and working in an action-based learning way with partners - learning together, taking action and sharing our stories, to continuously reflect and keep moving.

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Toimata Foundation has four strategic priorities:

  1. A growing and diverse nationwide partner network of organisations, contributing long–term funding, collaborative programme development and regional implementation.
  2. Diverse programme participation in both in the reo Māori and English language settings, and high retention rates.
  3. Social and cultural changes taking place that support the systemic long-term change needed for a sustainable future.
  4. A widening range of environmental actions and practices being undertaken, from a diverse range of perspectives.

Some of the outcomes from each priority area are listed below.

 1. A growing and diverse nationwide partner network

  • A resilient network that provides long-term programme support
  • Māori perspectives inter-woven through all practices and programmes
  • Collaborative programme development 
  • Local relevance and diversity
  • Multi-sector funding and in-kind support

2. Diverse programme participation in both te reo Māori and English language settings

  • A wide range of ideas and solutions 
  • Shared learning and knowledge building
  • Strengthening Māori language
  • A critical mass of voluntary, motivated people and communities

3. Social and cultural changes taking place

  • Strengthening identity and connection 
  • Developing attitudes and values of caring for people and the environment
  • Embracing indigenous values and solutions 
  • Improving our health 
  • Being empowered and confident to be change-makers
  • Entrepreneurship for an ecological economy

4. A wide range of environmental actions and practices being undertaken

  • A growing pool of knowledge from which to build solutions
  • Increased awareness of interconnected issues
  • Regenerating local ecosystems
  • Contributing to national and regional environmental goals
Community produce sharing table – supporting health and community connections.

Community produce sharing table – supporting health and community connections.

Tū Kaha, Tū Māia, Tū Rangatira. On stage at Te Aho Tū Roa – Kōtuia!

Tū Kaha, Tū Māia, Tū Rangatira. On stage at Te Aho Tū Roa – Kōtuia!

Student designed and built electric vehicle at the EVolocity Challenge.

Student designed and built electric vehicle at the EVolocity Challenge.

Wordle showing words important to the organisation
Holding the vision of Te Aho Tū Roa and Enviroschools