News & Articles

Our blog features contributions from partners in the movement for social connectedness as well as youth leaders committed to community building and international development.

Kim Samuel Receives Honorary Doctor of Letters at Vancouver Island University

In her speech at Vancouver Island University, Kim Samuel reminds the graduating class of their value and their right to belong.

A Story of Bravery and Resilience: Hannah Puralewski’s, “Lemon Meringue Pie”

In honour of #BellLet’sTalk day, we at SCSC are honoured to share this heartfelt post, authored by suicide prevention and mental wellness advocate, Hannah Puralewski. All people, from all walks of life, have something to gain from listening to Hannah’s story.

Unmet Needs: Improper Social Care Assessments for Older People in England

In their latest report, HRW urges the UK government to ensure that older people have the social support they are entitled to in order to live  independent and healthy lives in their community.

A Deep Dive into Loneliness and Social Isolation

The discussion on loneliness and social isolation in media is on the rise. Quartz addresses this topic in their daily deep dive and presented some startling facts.

Must Growing Old Mean Growing Lonely? Reflections from Japan

In her latest Medium piece, Kim contrasts the care and respect she saw for elders in Ōgimi, Japan with the relative lack thereof towards older persons elsewhere in the world.

How to Counter Our National Despair: Meet Those Who Are Different

Timothy Shriver, Chairman and CEO of Special Olympics International writes about the need to break down barriers and unite in this age of divisiveness. His medium: through play and sports.

What Happens When Climate Adaptation Meets Social Isolation?

In her latest piece for Medium, Kim Samuel examines the disproportionate effects of climate change on those facing social isolation, and the need for adaptation strategies to include these groups.

BDB Productions’ Judas Noir, Presented by Obsidian Theatre

Come out and support Toronto theatre by attending BDB Productions’ JUDAS NOIR, set to go up October 9th – 20th!

“Supporting the Whole Student” Workshop

On October 15th and 16th in Montreal, the Samuel Centre for Social Connectedness will host a workshop on “Supporting the Whole Student”.