As a global society, we find ourselves in an unprecedented time and collectively facing the upheaval of life amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Countries all across the globe are asking citizens to self-isolate and implementing ‘Shelter in Place’ orders.

The Samuel Centre for Social Connectedness is dedicated to building connectedness within and between communities and overcoming social isolation. At a time where we are being called to physically distance ourselves from one another, we must work together to ensure meaningful social connections and the ability of every person to exercise their basic human rights and lead a fulfilling life.


World Children’s Day: Conceptualizing the Best Interests of the Child in Canadian Immigration Law

By Vino Landry | World Children’s Day marks the date in 1989 on which the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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2020 Fellowship Reports

The final reports from the 2020 Fellowship are out! Learn about supporting Indigenous student success, how older people understand belonging, and more.

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Pope Francis Makes a Clarion Call for Belonging

In her latest article in Medium, Kim Samuel draws on Pope Francis’ inspired new Encyclical to make the case for why now, more than ever, we need to prioritize building belonging in our world.

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A Commitment to Solidarity

By 2020 Social Connectedness Fellows | As each Social Connectedness Fellow focused on their research in the Summer of 2020, it was impossible to ignore the powerful wave of worldwide rallies…

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