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"How do we build belonging? We work at it."
If someone asked you if you felt like you belonged in your community, what would you say?
Maybe you are lucky enough to have an active life, where you see multiple people per day, engage in conversations, volunteer with different groups, actively learn and participate in community events, and feel safe all while doing so. Or maybe you don't.
"What is your sense of Belonging? What belongs to you? Your community?"
These were questions that David…
The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson Addresses Belonging
“You can’t belong unless there is something to belong to.”
These words, spoken by the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, 26th Governor General of Canada, resonated with the audience at the BELONGING-Diversity, Community Capacity and Contribution event that was held in May 2016. This event, hosted in partnership with House of Friendship and the University of Waterloo, highlighted the importance of a citizen's sense of belonging in…
What does ‘wellbeing’ mean to you and your community?
According to Wellbeing Waterloo Region (WWR) “wellbeing means being safe, healthy, and feeling connected to the people and places around you. It’s about the quality of our neighbourhoods, parks, and the natural environment. It means being able to express ourselves fully and participate in the activities that we love.”
But do residents of Waterloo Region feel safe and welcome in their communities? Is there anything stopping them from…