Our blog features contributions from partners in the movement for social connectedness as well as youth leaders committed to community building and international development.
By Eric Lindsay, Social Connectedness Fellow
Cycling can come across as a solitary sport, however, it has the potential for community-building and fostering belonging. Learn more about organizations who are leveraging the power of cycling to increase access to public services, strengthen intergenerational relationships, and more!
This World Refugee Day we draw attention to the hundreds of thousands of people fleeing direct threats to their lives who may never be able to make a claim for protection. We also recognize the groundswell of ordinary citizens who are standing in solidarity with displaced people all around the world.
Connecting Climate Change and Social Exclusion at the Neighbourhood Level: The UESI as a Solution to Fight Back
By Valériane Buslot, Social Connectedness Fellow
On May 10th, SCSC partnered with Data Driven Yale and MTLGreen to explore how policy makers and citizens can use local data to act on climate change. Read the highlights and outcomes from the event!
By Eden Beschen, Social Connectedness Fellow
When ranking the liveability of cities worldwide, accessibility is usually not taken into consideration. Discover community initiatives that are taking matters into their own hands to make their cities more accessible.
By Claire Chauvel, Social Connectedness Fellow
Echo’s mission is to support Greece and its response to the refugee crisis, acting as a local catalyst for acceptance. Learn more about their incredible work fostering a sense of community and belonging.
By Kim Boucher Morin
Learn more about and visit the Community Gallery at the AGO! Open until September 30th, 2018, immerse yourself in the incredible artwork that is supporting community development and strengthening Indigenous identity and culture.
By Eloise O’Carroll, Social Connectedness Fellow
The HRW Film Festival brings to life human rights abuses through storytelling, giving a voice to the unheard while challenging audiences to empathize and demand justice for all people.
By Madeleine Andrew-Gee, Social Connectedness Fellow
With the number of refugees continuing to grow, learn more about the impacts climate change is having on displacement and why policy makers need to include this element when addressing the refugee crisis.
By Emma Harries, Social Connectedness Fellow
Creating human-centered spaces is vital in an age where social isolation is prominent. Learn more about the difference between revitalization and gentrification and their impacts on curating a sense of community.