Overcoming Isolation and Deepening Social Connectedness

Overcoming Isolation and Deepening Social Connectedness

Social isolation significantly impacts individual and community health, well-being, livelihoods and resilience, and yet few programs and policies currently address this issue directly.

The symposium Overcoming Isolation and Deepening Social Connectedness was the first global gathering on this topic.

For more information, visit www.socialconnectedness.org

In Conversation with City Year South Africa Leaders

Moderator Mary Jordan from the Washington Post joins speakers Portia Myaba-Seatlholo, Simangele “Smash” Shoyisa and Lindiwe Sibiya to discuss their work with the organization City Year South Africa.

This conversation was held as part of the first global symposium on Overcoming Isolation and Deepening Social Connectedness held from Oct 1 - 3, 2014 in Toronto.

In Conversation with the Othandweni Grannies

Mary Jordan from The Washington Post joins Patience Mokgadi, Sandra Thandi Twala and Elizabeth Maki Khumalo from the Othandweni Children’s Home.

They work with Johannesburg Child Welfare, an organization in South Africa that works with marginalized children and members of society.

Learning from Stories of Community Resilience

This informative panel presentation share stories of practical experience from those engaged in community engagement activities that support community resilience.

Bruce Cockburn lends his voice to suicide prevention and the Collateral Damage Project

Canadian singer-songwriter and internationally recognized humanitarian Bruce Cockburn, is lending his voice to suicide prevention by partnering with the Collateral Damage Project. The Order of Canada recipient is releasing a video calling for a dialogue on suicide. To view the video, go to www.leftbehindbysuicide.org

Birth: Past and Present

 In 2012, the National Aborignal Council of Midwives was invited into five communities across Canada to speak about birth, past and present, the return of birth and what that would mean to Aboringal cultures, health, and nationhood.

Idle No More Protest Montreal

 An Idle No More protest in Montreal.

Thanks to Pierre Chauvin for sharing the video.

Idle No More Articles

 This is a document full of useful articles all about the Idle No More movement:

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