The following goals are intended to ensure that everything the Cancer Society does moves us closer to achieving our mission.

Our mission | Tāhuhu

Reducing the incidence and impact of cancer in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Our promise | Ngā Pou

Every person every cancer.

Our Foundation | Tūāpapa 

We are Te Tiriti o Waitangi led and equity-focused.

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Sunsmart preschooler Sunsmart preschooler

Goal: To be a respected voice on cancer prevention, care and survivorship

Objectives

  • represent the experience of people with cancer, their whānau, and the wider community to decision-makers to improve cancer outcomes across the continuum for all New Zealanders
  • develop a robust, nationwide information base that presents evidence from research findings and sector trends in a way that is accessible and usable for a variety of stakeholders
  • use health intelligence to inform targeted health promotion and health literacy issues

Te Pae Tata

  • Kia tū hei māngai mō te tangata whai mate pukupuku, ō rātou whānau me te hapori whānui atu ki ngā kaiwhiri e whakapai ake ai i ngā putanga huri noa i te whānuitanga 
  • Kia whakawhanake i tētahi pātengi mōhiohio ā-motu e mau ai ngā taunakitanga o ngā kitenga rangahau me ngā tikanga ā-rāngai nei kia māmā ai te tiki atu me te whakamahi mā ngā tāngata 
  • Kia meatia te kōrero tika mō te hauora hei hāpai i te whakatairanga hauora me ngā kaupapa whakamārama hauora 
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Sunsmart whānau having a picnic
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Client being driven by Cancer Society volunteer driver
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Guests bonding at a Cancer Society lodge
Top: Sunsmart whānau having a picnic | Bottom left: Client being driven by Cancer Society volunteer driver | Bottom right: Guests bonding at a Cancer Society lodge
Left: Sunsmart whānau having a picnic | Top right: Client being driven by Cancer Society volunteer driver | Bottom right: Guests bonding at a Cancer Society lodge

Goal: To be a valued partner within the health sector locally, nationally and internationally

Objectives:

  • further develop partnerships with Māori and Pasifika health organisations that will improve access and outcomes for their populations
  • strengthen existing relationships with key public health sector entities, including the Ministry of Health, DHBs, Health Research Council, Universities and PHOs
  • explore the opportunity for a 'cancer alliance' with other New Zealand cancer NGOs
  • pursue opportunities to build partnerships with international cancer NGOs to deliver better cancer outcomes to all New Zealanders

Te Pae Tata

  • Kia whakawhakanke tonu i te mahi tahi me ngā rōpū hauora Māori, hauora Pasifika e pai ake ai te tiki mai me ngā hua mō ō rātou taupori
  • Kia whakakaha ake i ngā hononga ki ngā rōpū o te rāngai hauora, tae atu ki te Manatū Hauora,
    Poari Hauora ā-Rohe, te Kaunihera Rangahau Hauora, ngā Whare Wānanga me ngā Rōpū Hauora ā-Rohe
  • Kia rapua he huarahi hei ‘haumi hauora’ me ētahi atu Rōpū Kāwana-kore 
  • Whāia ngā ara kia whakahoahoa ki ngā Rōpū Kāwana-kore o te ao whānui e pai ake ai ngā hua o te mate pukupuku mō ngāi aotearoa
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Meeting a nurse for treatment
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Talking about options with a nurse
Bottom left: Meeting a nurse for treatment | Bottom right: Talking about options with a nurse
Top right: Meeting a nurse for treatment | Bottom right: Talking about options with a nurse

Goal: To use our resources efficiently to deliver equitable cancer outcomes for people, whānau and populations

Objectives:

  • champion a challenge ethos to strengthen and align divisions
  • ensure governance is fit for purpose
  • pursue opportunities to maximise revenue through joined-up fundraising approaches
  • deliver value for money through a reduction in duplication of functions and activities
  • ensure governance, staff, and volunteers reflect the diversity of the communities we serve
  • develop priorities to guide resource allocation
  • ensure the Research Strategy 2018-2023 is fit for purpose

Te Pae Tata

  • Kia wero atu ki ngā wāhanga katoa e kaha ake ai rātou
  • Kia tino tika ai te taha whakahaere
  • Rapua he huarahi e whakanui ake ai i te taha pūtea mā te mahi tahi hei mahi moni
  • Kia hāngai te mahi ki te moni mā te whakaiti haere i ngā pūruatanga ā-āheinga, ā-mahi hoki
  • Kia kitea te kanorau i ngā kaimahi me ngā tūao pērā i tō ō mātou hapori
  • Kia whakaritea ngā mahi tuatahi hei arataki i te toha rauemi
  • Kia tika te Rautaki Rangahau 2018 - 2023 ki tā ngā whāinga e kī ai
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Cancer Society funded researcher
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Volunteer talking to client at Cancer Society lodge
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Guest at a lodge talks to Accommodation Manager
Top: Cancer Society funded researcher | Bottom left: Volunteer talking to client at Cancer Society lodge | Bottom right: Guest at a lodge talks to Accommodation Manager
Left: Cancer Society funded researcher | Top right: Volunteer talking to client at Cancer Society lodge | Bottom right: Guest at a lodge talks to Accommodation Manager

Goal: To ensure we are anchored in our communities in the high-value services we deliver

Objectives

  • enhance and evolve supportive care and health promotion services in new models of care
  • ensure that the organisation is sustainable by finding new ways of reaching the next generation of staff and volunteers and engaging digitally with our communities
  • pursue opportunities that will make a real difference to population groups that bear a disproportionate burden of cancer
  • ensure that all volunteers have positive experiences working with us and are given opportunities to contribute in a meaningful way

Te Pae Tata

  • Kia hāpai, kia whanake hoki te taha manaaki me te whakatairanga ratonga hauora i ngā tauira manaaki hou
  • Me mātua whakaritea te rōpū e ora tonu ai mā te rapu huarahi hou hei honohono ki te reanga hou o ngā kaimahi me ngā tūao, ā, kia hono ā-matihiko hoki ki ō mātou hapori
  • Kia whāia ngā huarahi e tino āwhina atu ai i ngā taupori ka noho taumaha kino rā i te mate pukupuku
  • Kia whakaritea ngā mahi kia tino pai rawa atu ai ngā wheako o ngā tūao e mahi tahi ana me mātou,
    ka mutu, ka whai mana ai ā rātou mahi.
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Supportive Care nurse talking to a client
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Cancer Society volunteer administrator
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Kids learning about being sun safe
Top: Supportive Care nurse talking to a client | Bottom left: Cancer Society volunteer administrator | Bottom right: Kids learning about being sun safe
Left: Supportive Care nurse talking to a client | Top right: Cancer Society volunteer administrator | Bottom right: Kids learning about being sun safe

National Cancer Action Plan Strategic Priorities

  1. New Zealanders have a system that delivers consistent and modern cancer care.
  2. New Zealanders experience equitable cancer outcomes.
  3. New Zealanders have fewer cancers.
  4. New Zealanders have better cancer survival, supportive care and end-of-life care.

  1. He pūnaha atawhai
  2. He taurite ngā huanga
  3. He iti iho te mate pukupuku
  4. He hiki ake i te oranga
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Last updated: August 17, 2021