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The Samuel Centre for Social Connectedness is dedicated to building social connectedness within and between communities to overcome social isolation. We strive to foster connectedness through research, programming, partnerships and advocacy, bringing together the contributions of diverse scholars, students, advocates, and people with lived experiences.

After two long years, the COVID-19 pandemic persists, and we continue to face ongoing challenges both locally and globally. The consequences of social isolation have risen to the global consciousness, and we have witnessed how many individuals and communities have been deprived of respectful relationships with our systems and institutions, resulting in a deep deficit of belonging to which all have the right.

We invite you to join us in this movement of building a society where everyone is valued, seen, and heard, and where everyone is supported in realizing their inherent right to belong.

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Reconciliation Means Engaging All, Even Newcomers

Paarth tackles the importance of reconciliation, shared struggle and paths forward in this powerful Op-Ed!

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Canada’s Digital Divide and the Path to Digital Equity for All Ages

Internet use is lower among older Canadians, with an estimated 68% of older adults using the internet, compared to 97% of individuals aged 15-64 years. Yet this demographic can stand to gain the most.

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The COVID-19 Pandemic Put My Life in the Community at Risk & How I’m Fighting for My Rights.

Tony Philips, 2022 Social Connectedness fellow writes on his ongoing fight to live in community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read the reflection here

Newsletter Launch! Read “Voices from the Movement”

In this ongoing digital publication, SCSC will strive to highlight writers who are researching and advocating across the social connectedness movement. Read our inaugural issue here!

Read the newsletter here!