Diversityworks Trust held its seventh Annual General Meeting on Thursday 22 November.
Chairperson Carol Waterman said, "This has been our seventh year of operation and the best year yet. I think everyone would agree this is a great vehicle for social change."
Carol went on to thank the Ministry of Social Development for recognising two of the Trust's projects as worthy of investing in – Unique Extras, which aims to shift the way disability is seen in the media; and the Unique Business programme, which enabled ten people to explore options for self-employment.
"To one and all who have worked with us in the past 12 months, again thank you for helping us achieve our small but significant vision of a better world in Aotearoa."
Executive Director Philip Patston said that the Trust's decision to review its vision, mission and strategic objectives had left the organisation in a strong and agile position. "Our objectives – to continue successful projects, seek new opportunities, monitor unsuccessful projects and seek alternative approaches – allow us to take advantage of our small size and light structure," he said.
"The Trust also seeks to intentfully utilise humour and to find like-minded people and organisations with whom to partner."
You can download the Trust's Annual Report