Toi Tangata is a Māori
Toi Tangata specialises in healthy living and healthy learning based on Māori knowledge. We draw from mātauranga Māori to inform, advise and empower people who are active in health and related social services. We operate nationally and locally to encourage healthy and active lifestyles. We work with local and central governments, whānau, hapū, iwi, health professionals, advocates and supporters who are committed to making positive change for the health and wellbeing of our people.
We provide services, advice and support to develop the leadership capability of the health workforce in whānau, communities, and across the health and social services sectors.
We provide services, advice and support to strengthen the self-determination of whānau, communities and organisations.
We actively promote healthy and active lifestyles in a wholistic way.
Our activities are underpinned by Māori ways of knowing and being. Mātauranga Māori and Kaupapa Māori are utilised as catalysts for positive change and development.
Our activities will be consistent with Kaitiakitanga. We will encourage and exemplify positive environmental practices.
We recognise that full participation in society for Māori and all peoples are the result of a range of different impacts and influences. Working across sectors will likely increase positive outcomes. Collaborative relationships with other organisations and stakeholders will be pursued to achieve the best possible results for Māori and the wider population.