Building connectedness within and between communities

What is social connectedness?

Achieving social connectedness means working towards a society where everyone is valued, seen and heard; where everyone can exercise their basic human rights and live a rich and fulfilling life; where solidarity, trust and cooperation pave the way for inter and intra community bonds; where people can exercise their agency and have the opportunities to achieve substantive freedoms. In essence, it means building a society where everyone – no matter their age, race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, postal code or political party – has the opportunity to belong.

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News from the Movement

The latest news from SCSC, our partners and other organizations working to build connectedness.

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Montréal Has Plans for Canada’s Largest Urban Park – Is It Enough?

Montréal is home to a multitude of impressive parks such as Jean Drapeau Park, Pointes-aux-Prairies Nature Park, and Bois-de-l’Île-Bizard Nature Park. With a mayor who has made creating and…

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2019 Global Symposium

The Samuel Centre for Social Connectedness hosted the 2019 Global Symposium on “Reimagining Community in the 21st Century” in late October.

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Fellowship Program

The Social Connectedness Fellowship Program empowers students and recent graduates to carry out innovative research that will inspire local and global action to build community and belonging.

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Beyond thrilled to head to @SASBentonville this weekend to discuss #mentalhealth, #mindfulness & #wellbeing alongside all-star panelists @mallikachopra, @OliviaSterns, @HarvardChanDean, @DrAnoopKumar & @sconnectedness' Kim Samuel! #SAS2019 @DeepakChopra

#Nigerian government & @MBuhari should:

1. Issue a ban on chaining
2. Inspect all facilities, both private and state ones & #BreakTheChains
3. Ensure people can access quality mental health services.

"People with mental health conditions should be supported and provided with effective services in their communities, not chained and abused." @EminaHRW. Striking report from @hrw on the horrific human rights violations of people with disabilities in Nigeria. #BreakTheChains