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 Emma Harries, Social Connectedness Fellow
Canadian transgender youth are not getting the overall care they need. Learn more about the barriers and challenges they face and how social inclusion is impacting their access to much needed care.
We are pleased to share this important update from Human Rights Watch on the French Government’s intention to grant the right to vote to all persons with disabilities in France, a crucial step forward for social connectedness that other countries can follow.
By Ana Sofia Hibon, Social Connectedness Fellow
Today is the third celebration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science! Find out why it is crucial for societies to further promote the involvement of women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in the furtherance of development.
By Celine Thomas, Research Analyst, SCSC
Celine reflects on her time in Mistissini, speaking to the respect, recognition and reciprocity needed to build stronger and more sustainable bridges between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities in Canada.
In this Quartz article, Jenny Anderson highlights several university courses in North America that are addressing questions of belonging and purpose at the undergraduate level, including Kim Samuel’s McGill University seminar on social connectedness.
By Madeleine Andrew-Gee, Social Connectedness Fellow
According to Maria Szalavitz and Bruce D. Perry (MD, PhD), empathy is key to the proper functioning of societies. Learn more about why empathy is endangered in modern times and how both individual & community actions are needed to foster connectedness.
On January 30th, SCSC hosted a screening of the documentary, Rising Voices, together with TakingITGlobal in Montreal. Find out more about this powerful film, which highlights the stories of diverse individuals, primarily youth, across Canada, and their hopes and dreams for their communities and the nation as a whole.
In her latest article, Kim Samuel highlights environmental challenges facing cities today, the impact on vulnerable populations, and the importance of data in driving solutions. She also promotes the new Urban and Environmental Social Inclusion Index, developed by Dr. Angel Hsu and Data-Driven Yale.
By Jeremy Monk, Social Connectedness Fellow
Historically, parent-teacher conferences have been the main forum for communication between parents and teachers. Find out how this communication dynamic is changing and the impacts it may have on students’ education.