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YES offers a range of workshops and activities which help provide holistic support, with focus on professional and leadership development and training for our youth with disabilities.

Working in a co-creative space, all our projects are co-created and co-delivered with youth with disabilities, which help keep YES services and support relevant and accessible to the needs of the disability community. Check out our latest news and workshops below…YES

Inclusive Faith Project: Join the Conversation!

The Inclusive Faith Project:

Full Participation means everyone is included in their place of worship.  


•What if everyone is included in their chosen faith community? 

•What would that mean for the disabled person?

•What would that mean for the faith community?


It’s not just about the temple, mosque, church, synagogue or gurdwara facility being accessible. That’s a bare minimum. The Inclusive Faith Project is a co-designed strategy who’s objective is the full participation of disabled persons in the life and practice of their faith communities for mutual benefit of all.

Empathy, respect, social cohesion and justice are worth the effort.  

To this end, a series of regional gatherings are happening to bring disabled people into conversation with faith influencers & leaders so that opportunities are fully explored.

The NZ Human Rights Commission, Inclusive Aotearoa Collective, Yes Disability, Office for Disability Issues, NZ’s Religious Diversity Centre and others are partnering nationally and locally in this multisector multifaith initiative.

Practical outcomes of this initiative will include resources for further engagement wherever a disabled person of faith lives. The process itself will enrich participants’ understanding of disability issues and interfaith relationships.

This is a co-design gathering that will contribute toward the eventual resource that will be practical and flexible for use in any places and situations.


Regional Hui Dates & Locations:

29 June – Te Papaioea Palmerston North

6 July – Kirikiriroa Hamilton

20 July – Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

3 August – Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington 

10 August – Te Tai Tokerau Northland 

23 August – Ōtepoti Dunedin

25 August – Ōtautahi Christchurch



  Please contact IFProject@yesdisability.org.nz  for more info and opportunities to participate.

To register for a regional gathering near you, please click the button bellow.



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