Who We ARe
Birthright Canterbury was registered as a charity more than 50 years ago on 18 October 1963 with the principal goal of supporting single parents and their children. Over the subsequent years Birthright has sought to respond to the myriad of needs that emerge when a family has just one parent. Support includes financial, social, recreational and educational and is provided in a practical and non-judgmental way that seeks to support the family.
The purposes of Birthright Canterbury are to work with single mothers, single fathers and other caregivers in Christchurch, Ashburton and surrounding districts. Our stated aim is to assist a parent and their child/children to gain confidence, develop life skills and achieve financial and personal independence.