Nurturing Belonging in a Time of Social Isolation

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.

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Read Kim Samuel’s letter to our global community and explore articles, opinion pieces, and other resources that help nurture belonging in a time of social isolation.

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Detention in the Era of Physical Distancing: Migrants’ Rights and the Challenge of COVID-19

By Vino Landry | As a global health crisis reshapes and disrupts the daily rituals in which so many of us find belonging and connection, our lives look very different today even compared to just a few weeks ago.

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Compassion and Connection in the Age of COVID-19

By Kim Samuel | The COVID-19 crisis is all about interconnection. A tiny virus originating in a wildlife market in Wuhan, China, can, within months, spread across the entire world.

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Partner Spotlight: Keeping Students Engaged with Connected North@Home

By Celine Thomas | This article is part of a “Partner Spotlight” series where we will be sharing the innovative ways SCSC partners are responding and adapting in light of COVID-19.

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Our longtime partner @takingitglobal's @AConnectedNorth virtual learning initiative kicks off our “Partner Spotlight” series where we will be sharing the innovative ways our partners are responding and adapting in light of #COVID19. https://www.socialconnectedness.org/partner-spotlight-keeping-students-engaged-with-connected-northhome/

As we weather this pandemic as a global society, let us consider the disproportionate impact on migrant detainees, whose right to health and #RightToBelong are being particularly challenged by #COVID19. @hrw @HRWcanada https://www.socialconnectedness.org/detention-in-the-era-of-social-distancing-migrants-rights-and-the-challenge-of-covid-19/

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