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pic1 Our Drums are Getting Louder: Celebrating Youth Resilience and Hope on National Aboriginal Day (6/21/2016) - Each year on June 21st Canada celebrates National Aboriginal Day. With the recent closing of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the release of their Calls to Action we have seen more commitment to rebuilding relationships across Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples than ever before.
Screen Shot 2016-06-20 at 7.30.29 PM How Businesses Can Help Refugees And Why It’s A Good Investment (6/20/2016) - As the sun sets on the 16th World Refugee Day, we're pleased to share a great piece from Ruma Bose and James Mwangi in the UN Foundation's Global Daily which explores the opportunity corporations have to tap into the core competencies of the more than 65 million refugees and internally displaced persons around the globe.
World Refugee Day - Girl Guides World Refugee Day: We Stand Together #WithRefugees (6/20/2016) - Every year, June 20th is recognized by the UN as World Refugee Day – a day to commemorate and acknowledge the strength and the courage of refugees around the globe. This year the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has launched its #WithRefugees petition to present at UN Headquarters.
Picture3 The Interfaith Sustainability Bus Tour: Promoting acceptance through dialogue (6/14/2016) - In May, the Toronto Global Shapers Hub, Faith and the Common Good & the Explore150 program held an Interfaith Sustainability Bus Tour. This experience provided a space for dialogue around how we can serve the greater good by fostering a sense of social connectedness across various communities.
A room in the ward for the “most severely disabled” in Veternik home for children and adults with disabilities. Children are placed in the same rooms as adults and up to eight people live in one room.  © 2015 Emina Ćerimović for Human Rights Watch Institutionalized and Isolated: How Serbia is Failing Children with Disabilities (6/9/2016) - Kim Samuel's first-hand account of the treatment of children with disabilities she observed while visiting Serbia, provides a vivid and disturbing portrait of why the institutionalization of children is so tragically wrong.
Creative Commons Photography by Peter Roome #PowerofPorches: Remedies for social isolation are simple, but require effort (6/6/2016) - In her weekly Cap Times column, Remedies for Social Isolation are Simple, but Require Effort, Margaret Krome writes about the importance of making community connections, or simply the impact knowing one’s neighbours makes on our social capital and the relationships we hold.

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Ongoing Dialogue

Through ongoing effort, events and dialogue, this network continues its commitment to further ‎understanding of social isolation, to gain insight, and to confirm actions required to support and achieve social connectedness as a key to individual and community well-being.