Building connectedness within and between communities

What is social connectedness?

Achieving social connectedness means working towards a society where everyone is valued, seen and heard; where everyone can exercise their basic human rights and live a rich and fulfilling life; where solidarity, trust and cooperation pave the way for inter and intra community bonds; where people can exercise their agency and have the opportunities to achieve substantive freedoms. In essence, it means building a society where everyone – no matter their age, race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, postal code or political party – has the opportunity to belong.

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News from the Movement

The latest news from SCSC, our partners and other organizations working to build connectedness.

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Period Poverty: Dignity Is the Foundation of All Human Rights

On Human Rights Day we are highlighting an issue that has limited the potential of far too many young women around the world.

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2019 Global Symposium

The Samuel Centre for Social Connectedness hosted the 2019 Global Symposium on “Reimagining Community in the 21st Century” in late October.

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Fellowship Program

The Social Connectedness Fellowship Program empowers students and recent graduates to carry out innovative research that will inspire local and global action to build community and belonging.

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On #HumanRightsDay, we'd like to highlight an issue that has limited the potential of far too many young women around the world—#PeriodPoverty—and is something we must address to ensure that girls and women can exercise their inalienable human rights.

Join me in supporting Community First. A critical initiative from @seechangeinit to fight the high incidence of TB in #Nunavut #Canada founded by @UAEM Advisory Board member @Access2rachel with community partners #access2meds #tuberculosis

“Youth should not be viewed merely as the leaders of tomorrow, but rather, as the new leaders of today.” The narrative around youth civic engagement is changing and Canada’s policies along with it. #YouthPolicy via @sconnectedness