NEWS & COMMENTARY BY KIM SAMUEL
Safety in Belonging (6/27/2018) - In her latest article, Kim reflects on the factors that may drive an individual to join a violent extremist group. Drawing from examples that have failed and succeeded, Kim advocates for approaches to combatting extremism that rest not on an 'us-versus-them' mentality, but are grounded in respect, recognition and youth empowerment.

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LATEST BLOG POSTS
Asylum-seekers and Refugees with ID in Europe (Easy-to-read-version) (7/20/2018) - By Amy Luce, Social Connectedness Fellow
In this easy-to-read version, learn about the plight of migrants with intellectual disabilities, the programs that are helping them to build belonging, and how you can be an agent of positive change.
Asylum-seekers and Refugees with Intellectual Disabilities in Europe (7/20/2018) - By Amy Luce, Social Connectedness Fellow
Learn about the plight of migrants with intellectual disabilities, the programs that are helping them to build belonging, and how you can be an agent of positive change.
Proud to Love: Fostering Connectedness Amongst LGBTQ Youth (7/18/2018) - By Dean Velentzas, Social Connectedness Fellow
As June 1st marked Toronto’s annual LGBTQ pride month, now is the perfect time for Canadians to re-examine the importance of LGBTQ students’ safety in schools.
Uptown the Podcast: Amplifying Voices Through Storytelling (7/13/2018) - By Salima Punjani

Learn more about this incredible bilingual, ethnographic storytelling podcast that is using the power of digital content to connect individuals to one another, their community and important social issues.

Fostering Social Connectedness through Local Musical Festivals (7/11/2018) - By Geneviève Westgate, Social Connectedness Fellow
There is something about music that seems to bring people closer to each other and as a community. Learn more about local events in Montreal that are fostering connectedness through the power of music.
Aging and Acceptance: Finding Community for Older LGBTQ Persons (7/6/2018) - By Sophie Beaton, Social Connectedness Fellow
There have been numerous cases of discrimination against LGBTQ persons in senior assisted living communities. Learn about initiatives working to foster connectedness among all community members in care facilities.


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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.