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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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Older People’s Economic Security: Upcoming Event!

Join SCSC Founder and our partners at Human Rights Watch for a side event at the 12th UN Open-ended Working Group on Ageing.

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Older people’s economic security

It is time for a living wage that improves social connectedness for all Canadians

SCSC Founder and Chief Belonging Officer, Kim Samuel, writes alongside the Stop to address the issue of a living wage in Canada.

Read Kim’s Article Here:

Hope Amidst Adversity: Gratitude and Reflections on 2021

Kim Samuel, Founder and Chief Belonging Officer of the Samuel Centre for Social Connectedness, reflects on 2021.

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!