NEWS & COMMENTARY BY KIM SAMUEL
Safety in Belonging (6/27/2018) - In her latest article, Kim reflects on the factors that may drive an individual to join a violent extremist group. Drawing from examples that have failed and succeeded, Kim advocates for approaches to combatting extremism that rest not on an 'us-versus-them' mentality, but are grounded in respect, recognition and youth empowerment.

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LATEST BLOG POSTS
Uptown the Podcast: Amplifying Voices Through Storytelling (7/13/2018) - By Salima Punjani

Learn more about this incredible bilingual, ethnographic storytelling podcast that is using the power of digital content to connect individuals to one another, their community and important social issues.

Fostering Social Connectedness through Local Musical Festivals (7/11/2018) - By Geneviève Westgate, Social Connectedness Fellow
There is something about music that seems to bring people closer to each other and as a community. Learn more about local events in Montreal that are fostering connectedness through the power of music.
Aging and Acceptance: Finding Community for Older LGBTQ Persons (7/6/2018) - By Sophie Beaton, Social Connectedness Fellow
There have been numerous cases of discrimination against LGBTQ persons in senior assisted living communities. Learn about initiatives working to foster connectedness among all community members in care facilities.
How the Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus Found its Voice (7/4/2018) - By Eloïse O’Carroll, Social Connectedness Fellow
With a loneliness epidemic impacting the UK, grassroots arts initiatives are working to foster community. Learn more about how the ROH Thurrock Community Chorus began and how it alleviates loneliness through music.
Walking, Holding: A Performance that Makes Everyone a Potential Companion (6/29/2018) - By Salima Punjani

This unusual one-on-one performance focuses on three elements: holding hands with strangers, connection & experiencing a city. Learn how Walking, Holding is fostering connectedness between individuals and communities.

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!


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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.