projects we are working on…
NEWBORN KIT FOR
FATHERS IN THE WORKPLACE
A project of the
Father Friendly Workplaces Working Party
Newborn Kit for Fathers in the Workplace consists of information, support, and
other fathers’ experiences, parental leave advice and hints to balancing work
fathers of newborns in the workplace
To bring more
recognition of children and the need for involved fathers into the workplace
· To distribute the kit to fathers of new born in the workplace
· To be distributed to the Human Resource Manager to have as part of EEO resources
The kit will be launched in conjunction with the Christchurch City Council and the Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce.
Through the Canterbury Employer’s Chamber of Commerce directory of Human Resource Practitioners will be contacted.
The Trust has a directory of businesses in Christchurch that will be approached on a weekly basis. A target of 5 dads per week will be targeted.
We intend to run an initial distribution amount of 3000
over one year.
FATHERS ON THE SIDELINES
A project of the Fathers and Sport Working Party
“Getting fathers supporting their children’s choices
and sharing their
· To encourage fathers to be more involved in their children’s sport in a way their child desires of them
To encourage fathers to support their children’s choice
From March through to May 2000 a campaign aimed to encourage fathers to be more involved in their children’s sport is being run. The junior sports of hockey, netball, league, rugby and soccer are being targeted.
On the 27th
May 2000, a “Sideline Dad Day” will be held to celebrate and acknowledge
the support that fathers offer their children in their sporting choices and the
sharing of their experiences. Top
sports fathers of the respective sport will mingle with the fathers on the day.
engage the fathers for this day we will distribute, via the clubs, information
pertaining to the day and a contract for father and child to sign.
The contract will be a simple statement whereby the father states that he
will support encourage and share their child’s experiences and that they will
endeavour to attend the “Sideline Dad Day” on the 27th May 2000.
Campaign comprises of posters, billboards and back of bus advertising, depicting
images of fathers in supporting roles in sporting environments.
Stories of top sports people about their fathers impact in their sporting
lives will be featured in newspapers and interviews will be conducted on radio,
television and newspapers regarding the importance of fathers in the lives of
“What helps and hinders fathers from being involved in the children’s
out the following about fathers’ involvement in their children’s schooling:
How fathers are
How they would
like to be involved
What stops them
from getting involved
What would they
change it they could
survey 30 schools around the Christchurch area – each school three classes of
covered in the sample:
and Alice will visit the schools and businesses to meet with guidance
counsellors and human resource practitioners to inform them of what we are doing
results will be collated and analyzed and published into a report that will be
sent to government agencies, schools, universities, early childcare centres and
other agencies as identified. We
will release results of the survey to as many media outlets as possible.
This research will form the foundation for how the projects of this working party are formulated.