Vision and Purpose incl Rules

Our Vision

Organisational: CANZ is New Zealand’s national professional association for celebrants which enriches celebrants, who, in turn, enrich New Zealand society.
Societal: New Zealand society accepts ceremony and ritual as a means of marking transition in families and communities.

Our Purpose

CANZ members create and facilitate ceremonies and rituals which respond to the diverse needs and values of New Zealand individuals, families and communities. In this context, our purposes are to:

  • Support celebrants to deliver high-quality services
  • Promote celebrancy
  • Influence the place of ceremony in New Zealand


The detail of how CANZ operates to achieve the above Vision and Purpose are outlined in our Rules.