I would recommend them to anyone wishing to contract consultants who are efficient, timely and flexible and have a strong work ethic... read more >>
Kathy Grace, Service Development Manager for the Ministry of Health.


I am appreciative of the high quality of work you have produced... read more >>
Joseph Gallagher, Executive Manager, First Nations Health Council


Thanks for the wonderful, clear and useful presentation. I think you and your team have done a really excellent job! Thank you for doing such a great job in such a short space of time”... read more >>
Deborah Schwartz, Executive Director, Aboriginal Health

“Maori health care workers [such as Kāhui Tautoko Consultants] have a longer history of coordinated reform in primary health care; we as Aboriginal health care workers, have much to learn from them” read more >>
Dr Evan Adams, Aboriginal Health Physician

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Our Name

The name “Kāhui Tautoko” was given to the Company by the late Mate Kaiwai, a prominent Ngati Porou kuia (elder) in Aotearoa / New Zealand and youngest daughter of prominent Maori leader Sir Apirana Ngata. The name was given to mean “a group sent out to uplift others”. Literally “Kāhui” means a group, and “Tautoko” means support, strengthen, guide and uplift.   From this name the Company developed its purpose of “supporting organizations to do great things in their communities”.

Company History

Kāhui Tautoko Consulting (Canada) Ltd was registered in British Columbia in April 2008. It is a subsidiary Company of a parent company in New Zealand (Kāhui Tautoko Consulting Ltd) which has been operating since July 2000 in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

There are two Directors for our Canada subsidiary - Mara Andrews and Piri Robinson.

Since starting the Company in Canada, there have been a number of clients, but the company has primarily worked with Health Canada (Federal), Ministry of Health (Provincial) and the First Nations Health Council / First Nations Health Authority / First Nations Health Directors Association – assisting to implement various aspects of the Tripartite First Nations Health Plan that was signed in 2005 and the Tripartite Framework Agreement signed in 2011.

While the main focus of the company is on health – we are also acutely aware that health status is affected more-so by the social determinants of health. As a consequence both the New Zealand and Canada companies also work with – or aim to work with – other agencies such as the Corrections / Justice; Child and Social Development and Education agencies.