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

The Mid-Day Meal Scheme: The Unintended Consequences

By Lavanya Virmani, Social Connectedness Fellow
While India’s Mid-Day Meal Scheme has proven effective in improving scholastic performance and retention rates, it also has some serious consequences for children and the education system.

Buried in a Budget Bill: A Retraction of Refugee Rights

By Shaista Asmi, Social Connectedness Fellow
A clandestine clause in a budget bill would eliminate the chance to claim in asylum in Canada for those who have already sought asylum in another safe country.

Eliminating Social Isolation Among 2SLGBTQ+ Youth: A Closer Look at SOGI 123 Inclusive Education

By Alexis Gardner, Social Connectedness Fellow
In this piece, SCSC Fellow, Alexis, explores the prospects for SOGI (sexual orientation and gender identity) inclusive education.

National Indigenous Peoples Day: Responsibilities in a “Post- Reconciliation” Era

By Danielle Cherpako, Social Connectedness Fellow
On National Indigenous Peoples Day, it is critical to look at Canadians’ responsibilities in upholding Indigenous rights.

World Refugee Day 2019: Reflections from Mexico to Montreal

On World Refugee Day 2019, we recognize the common humanity that we all share, beyond labels and beyond borders, and call for the equal recognition of our rights to safety, security and protection.

Where two dead ends meet: finding safe passage at Roxham Road

By Priya Nair, Social Connectedness Fellow
Learn more about the humanity found at the famous border crossing at Roxham Road, and the implications for asylum-seekers if it shuts down.

‘Zero Feet Away’ but as lonely as ever: Grindr’s impact on queer spaces and community

By Noah Powers, Social Connectedness Fellow
Grindr has fundamentally changed the way that queer people interact, but can the app be used to fill the void it itself has contributed to?

The economy is on the rise. So why aren’t we getting happier?

In her newest piece for The Globe and Mail, Kim Samuel argues that governments should be paying more attention to determinants of well-being when it comes to measuring progress.

Narratives of Migration: From Montreal to Mexico

Time: May 11th, 2019, 11am-1pm Location: Place des Arts, Montreal, Quebec, Canada On May 11th, SCSC will be taking part in a four day community event called Cuisine ta Ville,… Read more »