Canterbury Youth Quake Consultation (2010)

This report provides an analysis of the findings from a survey and forum with young people in response to the Canterbury earthquake.  The report is intended as a first step in identifying young people’s views and needs following the earthquake, and in their future involvement to inform earthquake planning and funding decision-making.

The 7.1 magnitude earthquake that hit Canterbury on 4 September 2010 had a significant impact on many of the region's people, their homes, and places of work.  On 21 October the Ministry of Youth Development in conjunction with Christchurch City Council (CCC) and Otautahi Youth Council (OYC) held YouthQuake: a forum for young people to: discuss their experiences of the earthquake; identify their needs; provide a youth voice to inform earthquake planning and funding decision-making; and identify opportunities for young people to be involved in the design and implementation of post-earthquake responses.