Human-Centered Design and Connectedness in Communities (6/23/2017) - By Emma Harries, Social Connectedness Fellow: With urban environments still highly focused on car-centric models, learn more about the impact of the built environment on overall quality of life and how human-centered principles must be integrated.
Walking in the Spirit of Reconciliation (6/21/2017) - Today marks National Aboriginal Day in Canada. Learn about the 4th annual Spirit Walk in Montreal, which honours and creates a space for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to reflect on reconciliation and support urban Indigenous individuals.
Placemaking for Peacemaking (6/20/2017) - With over half the world's population living in urban areas, public spaces are being reinvented to foster a greater sense of social connectedness and inclusion. Read more on how placemaking for peacemaking is helping both refugees and their host communities integrate.
“One of Us” Has to Be All of Us (6/16/2017) - Kim Samuel's latest Huffington Post article marks the first anniversary of former British parliamentarian Jo Cox's death as neighbours across the UK come together for one of the most ambitious and joyful street parties in modern memory.
A Holistic Systems Approach To Mental Health On Campus (6/13/2017) - As university graduates walk across the stage and receive their diplomas this commencement season, Kim Samuel's latest Huffington Post article addresses the growing mental health crisis on campuses.
Education as a Catalyst for Broader Social Change (6/12/2017) - By Madeleine Andrew-Gee, Social Connectedness Fellow: In Kibera, Kenya education has become a catalyst for social change. Learn more about the Kibera School for Girls and how it is fostering greater social connectedness within the community.

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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.