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Aspire Canterbury has been an integral part of the Christchurch disability and elderly community since 1982. We enhance the lives of disabled people, and people with impairments by enabling community participation and maximum independence. We do this by connecting you to the right resources and reducing everyday barriers, by being a trusted source of information, providing mobility products and associated services, and enabling people with impairments to achieve their best life.

Whãnau services

Are you looking for help for yourself, your whānau or a person in your care?

Find out about the support that’s available to you.


Are you a Health Professional, or Community Worker?

Here’s how we can help to support people within the communities they live.


Got a question?

Get in touch and we will point you in the right direction.

Latest news & events

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    Supporting Patients with Disabilities - An information session for GPs, Nurses and Practice Managers

    We invite you to join us and learn more about connecting your patients with the right supports.

    Speakers and Topics

    • Ray Williamson, National Referral Centre: Referrals, eligibility and diagnoses.
    • Angela Lewes, Lifelinks: What Lifelinks do, supports provided, increasing flexibility and changes.
    • Julie Paalvast, Aspire Canterbury: Disability information and supports in the community.

    Friday 22 September, 2023
    8:30am or 12:30pm or 3:00 pm
    Braintree Wellness Centre, 70 Langdons Road
    OR via Zoom:

    Each speaker will present for 15 minutes, and the session will finish with a Q&A, followed by an opportunity for kai and korero. You can choose to attend any of the sessions via Zoom or in person, or feel free to drop in any-time during the day for a one on one chat.

    Register Now:

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    Next Steps Expo 2023

    We are excited to announce that Next Steps 2023 is open for registrations! Are you an accessible organisation, disability service, or disabled person with a business enterprise? Next Steps is for you!

    The Next Steps expo is for disabled people and their whānau to discover what is available when considering their next steps after school. The expo is open to everyone and is particularly useful for young people who are looking at life beyond school.

    Registration is free.

    You can register your business, enterprise, service, organisation by clicking the link below.

    Please note that spaces are limited and available on a first come first served basis.

    If you have any questions, please contact:
    Amy Coët – Information & Community Coordinator - Aspire Canterbury | 021 0255 5365

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