The Canterbury Men’s Centre

The Canterbury Men’s Centre emerged from the August 2007 Men’s Issues Summit. Since then our manager, staff and board have been diligently working on achieving our mission statement of Healthy Happy Canterbury Men.

Donate – Want to make a difference for Canterbury men?

We are a registered charity so all donations are tax deductible OUR BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS ARE:

Canterbury Men’s Centre A/c number: 02 0800 0923575 000

Charities Commission Registration No. CC10647

Call or e-mail us for more information.


Happy Healthy Canterbury Men



All Canterbury men are supported to lead fulfilling lives in their families/whānau and communities.


Manaakitanga – warmth, kindness and welcome.

Whakawhanaungatanga – forming trusting connections and relationships with individuals and community.

Responsiveness – let’s co-create this together.

Being a catalyst for positive change – with individual men and wider society.

Stewardship – using our resources wisely to support the best outcomes.


Men are of value in and of themselves and their well-being is critical to all of society.
Te Whare Tapa Whā model with its holistic focus on spiritual, mental/emotional, physical and social well-being underpins our approach.

Our Annual Report describes our service. The financial report on the right shows the nuts and bolts.

The Canterbury Men's Centre Board

Our current Board members are:

Watena Hema (Co-Chair)

Dennis Valentine (Co-Chair)

Michael Macleod 

Dr Kris Cooper 

Ta Mark Solomon

Joseph Tyro

Our Staff (Male Survivor Canterbury Staff are on the Survivor page)

Noeline Allan

Noeline Allan

Service Manager

Noeline Allan has a significant history in local council politics. She brings a wide range of experience in the not for profit sector. She manages the day to day of this office as well as our counselling and social work teams. She also is key to a range of other projects currently in development.


Tom Scott

Tom Scott


Tom does the administration for the Canterbury Men’s Centre including handling the bulk of our Work and Income (counselling) paperwork and accounts. He is also our IT guy, our technical issues guy, our Work and Income advocate guy and many other roles. He has worked in a wide range of part time jobs previously and brings that breadth of experience to his role at the CMC.


Thanks to the funder below. We’ve had a lot of support from funders while we build our service and couldn’t be doing the work we do without them. We thank these funders and ask that you support them as they have us over the past year(s).

We would like to thank the range of others that have provided private support to us as a personal donation. We won’t name people here but several people gave unsolicited donations in the past 12 months.

  • David Ellison Charitable Trust, proudly managed by Public Trust
  • Keith Laugesen Charitable Trust
  • The Roy Owen Dixey Trust, proudly managed by Public Trust



Get Involved

There are different ways you can help out from volunteering your skills or time to donating money for specific purposes.

Counsellors / Social Workers

If you would be interested in becoming a contracted or student counsellor at the CMC please write or phone us.

We have volunteer roles for social workers and student social workers as well. Please get in touch if you would like to know more.


We are grateful for any private donations. We appreciate the institutional funders below, but the private sponsorship we receive is a morale boost for us.

We have charitable trust status and provide appropriate receipts to our donees. You can also donate to us through your company payroll scheme. Tell your employer and they can contact us to sort out the details.

We are very happy to target your donations toward special projects. Just let us know what you are thinking.


We’d love your help if you’ve some time and some skills. Give us a call or e-mail us if you are interested. A few things you could help with include:

Keeping our blogs/web sites up to date, or getting them just looking great with a one-off push;
– Doing one-off graphic projects for us
– Being a “gopher” at the range of events that we facilitate/run.Lot’s of fun.
– Being a drop-in support guy for men in crisis
– Your suggestion here ………….!

If you have other skills that you think could be helpful we’d appreciate you comments. Send a message to Donald through our contact section and say hello.

Donate - Want to make a difference for Canterbury men?

  • Make a regular or one off donation either by cheque or internet.
  • Make a bequest.


We are a registered charity so all donations are tax deductible OUR BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS ARE:

Canterbury Men’s Centre A/c number: 02 0800 0923575 000

Charities Commission Registration No. CC10647

Call or e-mail us for more information.

Get in Touch with the Canterbury Men's Centre

We would love to hear from you. Send us a message today.

21 Marshland Rd, Shirley, Christchurch

Call Us: 03 365 9000 | or Text Us: 022 302 4966 (SMS only)

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