As a global society, we find ourselves in an unprecedented time and collectively facing the upheaval of life amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Countries all across the globe are asking citizens to self-isolate and implementing ‘Shelter in Place’ orders.

The Samuel Centre for Social Connectedness is dedicated to building connectedness within and between communities and overcoming social isolation. At a time where we are being called to physically distance ourselves from one another, we must work together to ensure meaningful social connections and the ability of every person to exercise their basic human rights and lead a fulfilling life.

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Reimagine Policing to Build Belonging

In her latest article for Medium, Kim Samuel lays out a specific policy agenda for how to reform policing and corrections through the lens of Restorative Justice.

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A Virtual Welcome for Newcomers in Montreal

By Priya Nair | The elusive Montreal summer has finally arrived, and even though this year we must be more prudent in gatherings and outings amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the spirit of community in this city is as strong as ever.

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Partner Spotlight: Building Community Resilience and Wellbeing in the COVID-19 Era

By Vino Landry | Synergos is a global organization that works to address the most complex causes of poverty by deepening trust, fostering collective action, and creating regenerative solutions.

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Building Belonging: The Need for Resources for Siblings of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

By Olivia Najdovski | There are many positive experiences that come with having a family member with a disability, but families can also face significant challenges.

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