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.

SCSC is calling for Volunteers from the Montreal Community!

SIGN UP HERE In April 2019, SCSC is launching a joint initiative to welcome newly arrived asylum seekers to Montreal. This will be an opportunity for community-building and shared-learning for… Read more »

On Refugee Rights Day, it’s Time for Canada to Step Up.

By Kim Samuel and Jessica Farber

On this Refugee Rights Day, one thing is clear: we need to grow our commitment. In this post, Kim Samuel and Jessica Farber call for Canadians to take action to uphold the dignity and humanity of forced migrants.

Home is More Than Four Walls

By Christoph Buhne, Social Connectedness Fellow
Everyone has the right to feel safe in their home. In this blog post, Christoph Buhne explores how slum upgrading projects, especially those working in conjunction with a participatory framework, play a significant role in the betterment of peoples’ practical and social living conditions.

Rethinking DisABILITY: Health Discrimination in Canadian Immigration Law

By Anica Lanzi, Social Connectedness Fellow
SCSC fellow, Anica Lanzi, offers an informative piece on the ramifications of Section 38 of Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. In this piece, she exposes how the general perception of people with disabilities in Canada has had a negative impact on access to health care.

Powerful Words: Challenged by a Moment

In his most recent Medium piece, Tim Shriver Jr. writes about the immensely detrimental power of a particular word, and the inspirational movement which led to its denunciation.

Realizing the Human Right to Belong

In her latest Medium piece, Kim Samuel calls for a “revolution in values” in which community, connection, and belonging are considered foremost in the defense of human rights.

Never Alone But Always Lonely: The Social Isolation of Being a New Mother

This International Women’s Day, we are honoured to post an article written by one of our Social Connectedness Fellows, Sophie Beaton. As our movement strives to create socially connected communities in which every person feels a sense of belonging, it is integral that we honour, respect and encourage women.

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.