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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Thank You to our SCSC Common Threads Volunteers!

Join us in thanking our passionate, engaged and caring volunteers! Thank you for helping us ensure newcomers to Canada feel welcome and connected.

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Gender Equity in the Age of the COVID-19 Pandemic

To mark Women’s History Month, SCSC’s Kim Samuel alongside colleague and SCSC Global Symposia speaker, Rehmah Kasule, co-authored a piece about gender issues in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Kim Samuel & Panelists Discussion on Older People’s Rights – UN Side Event

On Monday, March 29 at 1:15 PM (EDT), Kim Samuel and panelists spoke on the rights of older people and how current practices fall short in protecting them.

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Collective Power in the Midst of Collective Unknowns

At SCSC we hope to contribute to the collective action and conversation around fostering belonging and combating social isolation.

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On May 7, Kim Samuel spoke at the virtual seminar series organized by the Centre for Bhutan where she discussed the impact social isolation has on mental health and happiness, with a particular emphasis on youth. You can watch it here

Non-Indigenous people have a role to play in the fight for #justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and gender diverse people in this country.
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Stand With Asians Coalition brings allies together to raise awareness and to combat anti-Asian racism.
Condemn all forms of hate in public spaces for Asian, Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, & Racialized Communities.
Day of Action E Rally 5-6pm PT: