Combatting Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Northern Uganda (7/24/2017) - By Fauziat Serunjogi, Social Connectedness Fellow: Decades of war in northern Uganda left a lasting legacy on the region's women, who endured unthinkable sexual and gender-based violence. Learn more about this important issue affecting women around the world.
Reimagining Rehabilitation: “A Treasure in the Heart of Every Man” (7/20/2017) - Kim Samuel's latest Huffington Post article addresses the dire conditions in many of the world's prisons, as well as the importance and necessity of effective rehabilitation programs to promote social connectedness and healthy societies.
SHAPE North America Summit Event Explores Innovation (7/20/2017) - At this year's SHAPE North America Summit 2017 in Toronto, youth leaders from around the world met with representatives of Samuel, Son & Co., Limited and the Samuel Family Foundation to discuss innovation, diversity and inclusive growth in today’s manufacturing sector. Learn more!
Fostering Social Connectedness Through Nature and Art (7/19/2017) - By MJ Gauthier, Social Connectedness Fellow: With environmental degradation an ongoing issue today, our relationship with nature is critical. Read more on how art, particularly that of Indigenous peoples, can help foster a greater sense of connectedness with our planet.
2016 Global Symposium Interview with Ariana Roundpoint (7/17/2017) - Meet Ariana Roundpoint, a Mohawk youth from Akwesasne, Quebec. We had the opportunity to speak with Ariana during our 2016 Global Symposium where she shared her thoughts on tackling social isolation. Watch the full interview here.
No One Left Behind: Towards More Inclusive Humanitarian Action (7/14/2017) - By Laura Hamdan, Social Connectedness Fellow: With an estimated 6.7 milllion individuals living with a disability having been forcibly displaced due to conflict or persecution, learn more about how Canada and other countries are working towards more inclusive humanitarian action.

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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.