The membership of the Committee for Survivors is comprised of the Operations Managers of MSA’s Member Organisations (MMO’s), our Te Kairaranga (community weaver) and our Pouārahi Māori. In accordance with the MSA Board Charter, the Committee will operate as a formal advisory committee to the MSA Board, which will appoint two Trustees to the Committee, one of whom will act as Chair.
Our Te Kairaranga works with MMO managers to build an engaged national community of service leaders to champion the purpose and ambition of Male Survivors Aotearoa and to collaborate on growing the national network of support services for male survivors
Male survivors are welcome to provide input and advice to the Committee for Survivors by emailing the committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mandate of the Committee for Survivors, which is detailed in their Terms of Reference (PDF), is essentially three-fold:
1. To act as the ‘consumer advocacy group’ – a role performed in accordance with our National Service Standards – to help assure the relevance and quality of the support services we provide for male survivors by providing feedback and advice on service policies and the service experience of survivors and their family/whanau and supporters.
2. To provide a collective ‘sounding board’ for the MSA Board of Trustees by providing survivor-informed advice on MSA and MMO advocacy, education, policies and practices.
3. To enable and support the shared purpose and ambition of MSA and its MMO’s by acting collectively and individually as champions for the cause of the male survivor community in Aotearoa.
The intention is that the Committee for Survivors will hold two national hui each year, the outcomes of which will be published on the MSA website.