Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

There are 17 Goals that build on the successes of the , while including new areas such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace and justice, among other priorities. The goals are interconnected – often the key to success on one will involve tackling issues more commonly associated with another.

The SDGs work in the spirit of partnership and pragmatism to make the right choices now to improve life, in a sustainable way, for future generations. They provide clear guidelines and targets for all countries to adopt in accordance with their own priorities and the environmental challenges of the world at large. The SDGs are an inclusive agenda. They tackle the root causes of poverty and unite us together to make a positive change for both people and planet. For more info on the UN Global Goals click

Goal 1 – Health and well-being Health and well-being for all ages achieving zero poverty and hunger, equality and safety for all


Safer Whanau Projects PurposeAn inter-agency response to family violence on Auckland’s North Shore. The North Shore Family Violence Prevention Network (FVPN) and Child Focus Group (CFG) are innovative services working in partnership with Te Puna Hauora and key social service providers to provide a wrap-around holistic Whanau Ora service.

ANCAD would like to thank continued supporters of the FVPN and CFG and the many initaitves under ANCAD’s safer whanau work stream. The Ministry of Social Development is our primary sponsor. Others include Te Puna Hauora, Todd Foundation and Auckland Council.

Takapuna Community Hub Kotahitanga Purpose Children and whanau in thriving healthy and safe relationships supported collectively by the hub’s network of community agencies.

ANCAD would like to thank Skycity Community Trust for providing inaugural funding for Hub coordination.


Auckland Regional Methamphetamine Working Group Purpose
To build a collective and cohesive approach to methamphetamine related harm among responding agencies, motivating postiive and sustainable change in Auckland’s communities.

ANCAD delivers this service as part of its core commitment to achieving positive social change. This work is not specifically funded.

Goal 2 – Good employers and jobs Empowering communities and families with decent work that’s founded on innovative enterprise and infrastructure


Living Wage Aotearoa Purpose
-ANCAD proudly champions the living wage movement in Aotearoa through its commitment to being a Living Wage employer.

ANCAD delivers this service as part of its core commitment to achieving positive social change. This work is not specifically funded.

Goal 3 – Equitable access to resources Attending to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalised to reduce inequality and enable fair access to resources including education


Five Good Ideas Professional Development Purpose
ANCAD hosts workshops to guide and assist numerous not-for-profit organisations facing a constantly changing environment. The initiative builds capability, develops and strengthens leadership and supports teams to be adaptive and resilent.

ANCAD would like to thank the Tindall Foundation for supporting this initiative.

North Shore Homeless Action Plan Purpose -Increase visability of homelessness on the North Shore, faciltating an effective cross-agency response to help those without homes.

ANCAD delivers this service as part of its core commitment to achieving positive social change. This work is not specifically funded.

Goal 4 – A healthy environment is good for everyone Sustainable living and production that’s better for life on land and life below water


Shore to Thrive Projects Purpose
-The partnership between ANCAD and the Takapuna Methodlist Church builds on existing strengths and relationships to contribute to improved child and family well-being in Bayswater, Belmont, Northcote and Takapuna through community-based and community-led activities.

Shore to Thrive’s 12 project outcomes define social capital as: 1. Improvements in quality of life, 2. Build social connections (trust, relationships), 3. Increase help-offering and seeking behaviour, 4. Improvements in perceptions of safety and security, 5. Grow parent confidence and skill, 6. Access to good food, 7. Access to good clothing, 8. Increased access to quality housing, 9. Improvements in mobility and transportation, 10. Improvements in access to healthcare, 11. Improvements in access to education and 12. Improvements in local economies (work, income, exchange).

ANCAD would like to thank Takapuna Methodist Church and Auckland Council for supporting Shore to Thrive intiatives over the past three years.

Goal 5 – Accountability to focus on what matters Strong accountable insitutions partnering for peace and justice globally, nationally and locally

Auckland Community Accounting Purpose - A free service for community organisations, offering financial support and advice to improve financial sustainability and reporting. The project is underpinned by supportive working professionals and gives university students valuable work experience.

ANCAD would like to thank the Department of Internal Affairs and Foundation North for funding the development of the community accounting intiative.

ANCAD’s Backbone Service Purpose — ANCAD provides dedicated assistance to its network of community agencies, particularly supporting North Shore agencies with their financial and administrative needs. Our backbone service frees up time to focus on core community business.

We would like to thank the Department of Internal Affairs, the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board and Lion Foundation for supporting the operational viablity of ANCAD and its numerous backbone functions. Our clients report their work demands would be a lot higher without ANCAD’s ability to respond on-demand.

Applying International Best Practice Purpose - Fresh ideas from around the world are brought back to New Zealand on effective ways to improve community outcomes. This knowledge helps grow ANCAD’s contributions to North Shore communities.

Field trips that help build the capability of ANCAD would not be possible without support from the Department of Internal Affairs.