The Department of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs

Te Tari Taiwhenua

Building a safe, prosperous and respected nation

 

Office for the Community and Voluntary Sector website

(Decommissioned September 2013)

Background

The website for the Office for the Community and Voluntary Sector (OCVS) was created in 2000 to assist with:

  • providing policy advice on community sector issues
  • providing a contact point for the community and voluntary sector at the national policy level
  • fostering good practice in community-government engagement
  • building knowledge of the community sector

Through its website, OCVS worked to increase understanding of the size and scope of the community and voluntary sector, and its contribution to New Zealand.  The OCVS worked across government with the aim of achieving excellent relationships between government agencies and community, voluntary and Māori organisations.

The Office for the Community and Voluntary Sector moved from the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) to the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) on 1 February 2011. The shift followed a State Services Commission review of the institutional and Vote arrangements for the community and voluntary sector, and brought the portfolio together into one Crown agency.

In 2012, content from the OCVS website was migrated to the Internal Affairs website, here: http://www.dia.govt.nz/Resource-material-Our-Policy-Advice-Areas-Community-Development-Policy and here: http://www.dia.govt.nz/Resource-material-Information-We-Provide-Community-Development, and to the Community Matters website, here: http://www.communitymatters.govt.nz/Promoting-good-practice.

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