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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Reimagine Policing to Build Belonging

In her latest article for Medium, Kim Samuel lays out a specific policy agenda for how to reform policing and corrections through the lens of Restorative Justice.

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Indigenous Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

By Gabrielle Hughes | Each year on June 21st, we celebrate Indigenous Nations across Turtle Island and around the world.

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Voices from the Movement: Tim Shriver on COVID-19 and People with Intellectual Disabilities

By Tim Shriver | No one needs to tell people with intellectual disabilities about social isolation.

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Lost Remittances: The Spillover Effects of Discrimination

By Ji Yoon Han | COVID-19 has mobilized states across the world to approve an unprecedented amount of government spending.

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The Role of Education in Perpetuating Racism and White Supremacy: Rethinking the Eurocentric Curriculum

By Lateisha Ugwuegbula | Over the past few weeks, protestors have taken to the streets to support the Black Lives Matter movement and demand change globally.

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Social Connectedness Fellow @TUgwuegbula explores how institutionalized racism and White supremacy are entrenched in our Canadian education system, creating social isolation among Black, Indigenous and other minority communities. https://www.socialconnectedness.org/the-role-of-education-in-perpetuating-racism-and-white-supremacy-rethinking-the-eurocentric-curriculum/

SCSC founder, Kim Samuel, explores how Restorative Justice can help us reimagine policing to address the root causes of inequality and discrimination. https://www.socialconnectedness.org/reimagine-policing-to-build-belonging/

Racism, wage theft and threats of deportation prevent migrant workers from getting key funds home to their families. @jiyoonhhan explains why the fall in remittances isn't just an economic problem, it's a human rights issue. @MWACCanada https://www.socialconnectedness.org/lost-remittances-the-spillover-effects-of-discrimination/