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The Samuel Centre for Social Connectedness is dedicated to building social connectedness within and between communities to overcome social isolation. We strive to foster connectedness through research, programming, partnerships and advocacy, bringing together the contributions of diverse scholars, students, advocates, and people with lived experiences.

After two long years, the COVID-19 pandemic persists, and we continue to face ongoing challenges both locally and globally. The consequences of social isolation have risen to the global consciousness, and we have witnessed how many individuals and communities have been deprived of respectful relationships with our systems and institutions, resulting in a deep deficit of belonging to which all have the right.

We invite you to join us in this movement of building a society where everyone is valued, seen, and heard, and where everyone is supported in realizing their inherent right to belong.

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It’s Time We Address Canada’s Double-Sided Refugee Policies

“This World Refugee Day, Let’s Hold Canada Accountable.” Our latest blog post is a call to reflection and action by 2022 Social Connectedness Fellow, Waghma Ahmadzay.

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Moving Towards a Feminist Economic Recovery

Social Connectedness Fellow Ariana Seferiades Prece writes on the importance of a feminist economic recovery. Learn how she & Fora: Network for Change are advancing this cause!

Read Ariana’s article here:
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A 2022 Pride Reflection: The Complexity of Connectedness for LGBTQ+ Ukrainians

Ashli Au, 2022 Social Connectedness fellow writes on the complexity of 2SLGBTQ+ experiences during the Ukraine crisis.

Read the reflection here

Newsletter Launch! Read “Voices from the Movement”

In this ongoing digital publication, SCSC will strive to highlight writers who are researching and advocating across the social connectedness movement. Read our inaugural issue here!

Read the newsletter here!