Making our Metrics Count (3/18/2018) - In her latest article, Kim Samuel highlights why the core metrics we track must encompass much more than economic growth. If we continue to prioritize production over purpose, commercial activity over connection, we lose sight of what really makes life worth living. If we value community, inclusion and social connectedness, for example, we need to develop indicators and policy drivers that reflect these values.

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#MyClimateHero (4/23/2018) - In honour of Earth Day 2018, Amplifier has released an amazing new series of artworks, entitled #MyClimateHero, including a heroic illustration of our partner Dr. Angel Hsu! #MyClimateHero tells the story of modern climate leaders like Angel, building unprecedented cooperation, driving action, and creating space for those most impacted to share their knowledge and perspectives. 
Rising Tide: Surfacing POC Artists (4/20/2018) - By Ana Sofia Hibon, Social Connectedness Fellow
On April 9th the first edition of Rising Tide sought to empower the voices of emerging Toronto-based people of colour, artists. Learn more about this incredible evening focused on fostering inclusion and connectedness within the arts and across communities.
Life After the Honeymoon: Managing the Stress of Migration (4/18/2018) - By Emma Harries, Social Connectedness Fellow
Stress associated with migration has become a growing concern as more people around the world are on the move. Learn more about acculturation and how organizations are fostering a greater sense of connectedness for individuals in their new communities.
Ensuring the Right of Persons with Disabilities to Work in Romania (4/13/2018) - By Ilinca Gradea, Social Connectedness Fellow
Today, approximately 300,000 people living with a disability are unemployed in Romania. Learn more about the 2018 Disability Summit that highlighted inclusion & social connectedness as its core mission for this community.
Deeds, Not Words: Women’s Right to Vote in the UK (4/11/2018) - By Eloise O’Carroll, Social Connectedness Fellow
This February marked the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act of 1918 in Great Britain and Ireland. Learn more about the journey of enfranchising women in the UK & how today, both men and women are still #pressingforprogress regarding gender parity.
From Integration to Inclusion: A Roundtable on Refugee Reception (4/6/2018) - Last week in Montreal, we brought together key organizations, stakeholders, and affected individuals to discuss refugee integration in Montreal and the important role of cities in building belonging for newcomers. Re-live this incredible event and add your name to the outcome statement!

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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.