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Our mission
& values

mission —

Being the difference. Taking our health services from good to great.

The Māia Health Foundation is on a mission to enhance the health experience in Canterbury – taking it from good to great.

We’re creating a new way of giving to health. This is a big deal for all of us in Canterbury and across the South Island – this is your opportunity to BE the difference for your community.

We’re working to raise funds for essential projects to help New Zealanders get the right care, at the right time and in the right place.

While new to us in the South Island, charitable foundations supporting a health board’s activities are not unusual.

Auckland, Waikato and Wellington all have foundations too – however Māia Health Foundation doesn’t just support the Canterbury District Health Board – it will support an entire health system (including other health charities for specific purposes in the long-term).

values —

Brave and courageous

The true meaning of the name ‘Māia’. Our challenge - to change the ways we all contribute to our region’s health, now and for future generations. 

Nurturing and holistic 

Looking after each other and enabling everyone to connect with their health system. 


Offering people a way to make a demonstrable difference. We’re doing it in the way we do everything – with people at the centre.



We are responsible

This is a community that is responsible for each other. At Māia, we are skilled and accountable for looking after community funds that will make a difference to Canterbury’s health.

We are irrepressible

We’re bold, magnetic and energetic. You can’t help but want to get behind this cause.


To read more about what Māia has achieved, take a look at our Impact Report

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