The Global Goals for Sustainable Development #SchoolsNotBattlegrounds: Protect Schools During War (9/21/2016) - On this International Day of Peace, Human Rights Watch is calling on Justin Trudeau to sign the Safe Schools Declaration because "schools are the only place that use hope for the future, that use hope for peace" and they should be protected.
goal-101-640x640 Can There be Peace in Our Increasingly UNequal World? (9/21/2016) - The International Day of Peace marks our connected global efforts to build a culture of peace and non-violence. This year, the focus of the commemorative day is on The Global Goals, the 17 building blocks of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goal Agenda.
ces Connecting Care: A Project on Social Connectedness by the Community Health Workers of Companeros En Salud in Chiapas, Mexico (9/20/2016) - Compañeros en Salud (CES), in partnership with the Samuel Family Foundation, has organized a digital collection of photos and stories that document the work of 12 acompañantes, while emphasizing the role they each play in fostering social connectedness in their communities.
hope1 Niriurniqaq&uta Pisukpugut: We Walk With Hope (9/15/2016) - In July 2016, Lindsay Dupré and Jennifer Corriero from TakingITGlobal travelled to Arviat, Nunuvut as part of their partnership with the Hamlet of Arviat and the Samuel Family Foundation to run a week long youth leadership program.
placemaking Putting Place First: Placemaking Week Begins in Vancouver (9/13/2016) - This week, the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, is holding Placemaking Week; a gathering of activists, innovators, urban planners and educators from around the world to engage in discussions about community development and ways cities can put place first.
lonelyteacher-200x3001 From Common Core to Common Care: Helping School Communities Thrive (9/12/2016) - We are happy to share Kim Samuel’s latest article on the Huffington Post “From Common Core to Common Care: Helping School Communities Thrive". In this article, Kim builds on her last post exploring how ‎negative school environments can be fertile ground for the social isolation of students, by considering the impact on teachers as well.

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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.