Global Symposium

SCSC Global Symposium 2022

The Samuel Centre for Social Connectedness, in partnership with the Samuel Family Foundation, hosted the fourth Global Symposium on Overcoming Social Isolation and Deepening Social Connectedness in Toronto, Canada from October 22 to 25, 2022.

Under the theme “Imagination and Action: Building Systems of Belonging”, the Global Symposium brought together an extraordinarily diverse group of activists, thinkers, advocates, and teachers all united in a common mission: overcoming the interwoven crises of inequality, loneliness, polarization, and environmental degradation to build a world of belonging.

The theme for Day 1 of the Symposium was Imagining Belonging. This day’s discussions provided the foundation for the Symposium, exploring what it means to belong in the various systems we interact with. Day 2, Innovation and Connection, built upon the discussions of Day 1 and highlighted how partnerships play a critical role in amplifying impact. Day 3, From Imagination to Action, focused on impact at scale and building on the momentum created during the Symposium. Due to its unique intersectionality, the Global Symposium provided an unmatched forum for decision-makers, practitioners, researchers and thought-leaders to engage with ideas and individuals that can expand their work and generate greater impact. The full 2022 Symposium Outcomes Report can be downloaded in the section below.

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SCSC Global Symposium 2022 Outcomes Report

On October 22-25, 2022, the Samuel Centre for Social Connectedness (SCSC), presented the fourth Global Symposium dedicated to overcoming social isolation and building a global community of connectedness. This year’s theme Imagination and Action: Building Systems of Belonging engaged 158 participants from 75 organizations and 10 countries. We also offered livestreaming which connected over 200 global viewers. The Symposium featured uniquely intersectional conversations and 41 speakers who provided insights and a keen focus on practical solutions. Our conversations explored how belonging and social isolation manifest in 16 different issue areas, ranging from incarceration and education systems to disability rights and Indigenous self-determination.

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SCSC Global Symposium 2022 Program

SCSC Global Symposium 2022 Speakers and Artists

SCSC Global Symposium 2022 Photos

Check out these select photos from the SCSC Global Symposium 2022.

Imagination and Action: Building Systems of Belonging

Partners and Collaborators

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