Helping Every Student be ‘Whole’ (5/17/2018) - In her latest article, Kim Samuel argues that universities have a responsibility to develop the whole student. She highlights the isolating effects of social media and smartphones on student well-being. In response, universities must be more proactive in helping students unplug and connect with the material and their surrounding community.

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Mobilizing Community Through the Power of Cycling (6/22/2018) - By Eric Lindsay, Social Connectedness Fellow
Cycling can come across as a solitary sport, however, it has the potential for community-building and fostering belonging. Learn more about organizations who are leveraging the power of cycling to increase access to public services, strengthen intergenerational relationships, and more!
World Refugee Day 2018: Protecting the Right to Seek Safety (6/20/2018) - This World Refugee Day we draw attention to the hundreds of thousands of people fleeing direct threats to their lives who may never be able to make a claim for protection. We also recognize the groundswell of ordinary citizens who are standing in solidarity with displaced people all around the world.
Connecting Climate Change and Social Exclusion at the Neighbourhood Level: The UESI as a Solution to Fight Back (6/15/2018) - By Valériane Buslot, Social Connectedness Fellow
On May 10th, SCSC partnered with Data Driven Yale and MTLGreen to explore how policy makers and citizens can use local data to act on climate change. Read the highlights and outcomes from the event!
Accessible City Design (6/13/2018) - By Eden Beschen, Social Connectedness Fellow
When ranking the liveability of cities worldwide, accessibility is usually not taken into consideration. Discover community initiatives that are taking matters into their own hands to make their cities more accessible.
Echo100Plus: Creating Community in the Midst of the Refugee Crisis (6/11/2018) - By Claire Chauvel, Social Connectedness Fellow
Echo's mission is to support Greece and its response to the refugee crisis, acting as a local catalyst for acceptance. Learn more about their incredible work fostering a sense of community and belonging.
Connecting With Our First Family Art Exhibit (6/8/2018) - By Kim Boucher Morin
Learn more about and visit the Community Gallery at the AGO! Open until September 30th, 2018, immerse yourself in the incredible artwork that is supporting community development and strengthening Indigenous identity and culture.

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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.