Multicultural Subcommittee

Open Minutes

 

 

Date:                                    Friday 9 August 2019

Time:                                   9.02am

Venue:                                 Committee Room 2, Level 2, Civic Offices,
53 Hereford Street, Christchurch

 

 

Present

Chairperson

Members

Councillor Jimmy Chen

Councillor Anne Galloway

Councillor Glenn Livingstone

 

 

8 August 2019

 

 

 

Claire Phillips

Principal Advisor

Tel: 941 5408

 

Liz Ryley

Committee Advisor

941 8153

liz.ryley@ccc.govt.nz

www.ccc.govt.nz

To view copies of Agendas and Minutes, visit:
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Multicultural Subcommittee

09 August 2019

 

Part A           Matters Requiring a Council Decision

Part B           Reports for Information

Part C           Decisions Under Delegation

 

 

 

The agenda was dealt with in the following order.

1.   Apologies

Part C

Committee Resolved MCSC/2019/00006

That the apology for lateness from Councillor Galloway, and for early departure from Councillor Livingstone, be accepted.

 

Councillor Chen/Councillor Livingstone                                                                                                        Carried

 

2.   Declarations of Interest

Part B

There were no declarations of interest recorded.

3.   Confirmation of Previous Minutes

Part C

Committee Resolved MCSC/2019/00007

That the minutes of the Multicultural Subcommittee meeting held on Friday, 7 June 2019 be confirmed.

Councillor Chen/Councillor Livingstone                                                                                                        Carried

4.   Public Forum

Part B

There were no public forum presentations.

5.   Deputations by Appointment

Part B

There were no deputations by appointment.


 

 

6.   Updates from Mandated Groups

Part B

6.1

University of Canterbury Iranian Society

Farahnaz Khosravi, from the UC Iranian Society attended the meeting to present information about the Christchurch Iranian community’s activities, that include a Festival currently being organised, and Persian New Year.  The Society would appreciate more information on Funds available.  Farahnaz advised she was also representing the Multicultural Council today.

Committee Resolved MCSC/2019/00008

Part B

That the Multicultural Subcommittee:

1.              Thanks Farahnaz Khosravi for their presentation.

2.              Recommends that the Council’s Community Development staff engage with the group.

 

Councillor Chen/Councillor Livingstone                                                                                                        Carried

 

Councillor Galloway arrived at the meeting at 9.30am.

Councillor Livingstone left the meeting at 9.31 am.

 

6.2

Jinky Knowler

Mrs Jinky Knowler provided information about the volunteer work she carries out to support and empower Filipino students, to build leaders.

Committee Resolved MCSC/2019/00009

Part B

That the Multicultural Subcommittee:

1.              Thanks Jinky Knowler for her presentation.

2.              Recommends that the Council’s Community Development staff engage Mrs Knowler.

 

Councillor Chen/Councillor Galloway                                                                                                            Carried

 

6.3

Nigerian Canterbury Association Update

Sheun Fasheun, Charles Egwuba and Ilaisaane Vehikite attended the meeting and reported on activities of the Nigerian Canterbury Association.  Issues faced by the Association include time and availability of all community members to meet, funding and the importation of food items.

 

 

Committee Resolved MCSC/2019/00010

Part B

That the Multicultural Subcommittee:

1.              Thanks Sheun Fasheun, Charles Egwuba and Ilaisaane Vehikite for their presentation.

2.              Recommends that the Council’s Community Development staff engage with the group.

 

Councillor Chen/Councillor Galloway                                                                                                            Carried

 

An adjournment was taken from 10.20am to 10.33am.

 

7.   People and Capability Strategy

 

People and Capability Strategy

Prue Norton, Head of Human Resources and Hazel Barlow, Organisation Development Manager for the Christchurch City Council, addressed the meeting regarding how the People and Capability Strategy can support the proposed Multicultural Strategy Implementation Plan, and the organisation’s plan for inclusion and diversity for 2019/20.

 

 

Committee Resolved MCSC/2019/00011

That the Multicultural Subcommittee:

 

1.       Thanks Prue Norton and Hazel Barlow for their presentation on how the People and Capability Strategy can support the proposed Multicultural Strategy Action Plan to highlight, promote and grow diversity and inclusion in Council.

 

Councillor Chen/Councillor Galloway                                                                                                            Carried

 

8.   Draft Multicultural Strategy- Implementation Plan and Multicultural Working Party Terms of Reference

 

Committee Comment

1.              Claire Phillips reported on the Implementation Plan for the Multicultural Strategy.  The Subcommittee members worked through the Draft Terms of Reference for the Multicultural Advisory Group.  Amendments to the Draft Terms of Reference were suggested.  These are to ensure any other elected member representing a multicultural group can attend in an ex-officio capacity, and to note that Multicultural Advisory Group members will also represent NGOs.

 

 

Staff Recommendations 

That the Multicultural Subcommittee:

1.         Support the draft Multicultural Strategy Implementation Plan and refer to the Social, Community Development and Housing Committee meeting of 4 September 2019 for endorsement.

2.         Support the Multicultural Advisory Group draft Terms of Reference and refer to the Social, Community Development and Housing Committee meeting of 4 September 2019 for adoption.

 

Committee Decided MCSC/2019/00012

Part A

That the Multicultural Subcommittee:

1.         Support the draft Multicultural Strategy Implementation Plan , with the suggested amendments, and refer to the Social, Community Development and Housing Committee meeting of 4 September 2019 to recommend it to Council for endorsement.

2.         Support the Multicultural Advisory Group draft Terms of Reference with the suggested amendments, and refer to the Social, Community Development and Housing Committee meeting of 4 September 2019, to recommend it to Council for adoption.

 

Councillor Chen/Councillor Galloway                                                                                                            Carried

 

9.   Multicultural Report

 

Committee Resolved MCSC/2019/00013

Part C

That the Multicultural Subcommittee:

1.         Receive the update by staff on Multicultural activities summarised in section 3 of this report on aspects of the community response post the 15 March 2019 terror attacks in relation to:

a.         The Muslim Community – Open Space Forum 31 August and 1 September 2019;

b.         Tributes Exhibition – 13 to 15 September 2019 – Christchurch Art Gallery;

c.         Stocktake of community-led initiatives.

 

Councillor Chen/Councillor Galloway                                                                                                            Carried

 

 

 

Councillor Chen acknowledged and thanked staff for their work  with the Multicultural Subcommittee during the current term.

 


 

 

Meeting concluded at 12.09pm.

 

CONFIRMED THIS 26TH DAY OF AUGUST 2019

 

Councillor Jimmy Chen

Chairperson

 

MARY RICHARDSON

ACTING CHIEF EXECUTIVE