Birthright Canterbury

nurtured ~ resilient ~ inspired

About Us

Our History

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. The support provided includes financial, social, recreational and educational. The support is provided in a practical and non-judgemental way that seeks to support the family.

Our Philosophy

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.

Birthright New Zealand

To find a Birthright service centre near you, visit our national website.

Birthright Canterbury Board Members

Birthright Canterbury Staff Members


Birthright NZ

Need help, but you don't live in Canterbury? Visit our national website
Birthright New Zealand to find your regional service centre.