42.3 Belonging

Published: October 2016



42.3 BELONGING In collaboration with the Kitchener-Waterloo Community Foundation, the next issue of A\J explores how building a deeper sense of belonging is at the root of building stronger communities.

Featured Content:

  • A State of Belonging: Teghan Barton interviews The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, former Governor General of Canada. Through Clarkson’s insights and experience, they delve into how belonging is available to everyone in this country, yet it remains a nebulous and denied experience to many. 
  • Walk With Me: Kathy Storring shares the inspirational story of the House of Friendship in Waterloo Region, a social service charity that aims to “walk with” its clients to enhance their sense of purpose and belonging.
  • Paying it Forward: Semini Pathberiya discovers how the long tradition of welcoming new Canadians into Waterloo Region is cyclical, with residents once again opening their arms and homes to help those in need, this time to the Syrian refugees. 

See the full table of contents 

Many approvals of controversial undertakings rest on an obsolete standard marked by an imaginary line.
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From accessible rehab to ESL classes, the YMCA has become a highly social safety net for our community.
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The Pomegranate Mural Collective shows that anyone can help paint a vision for a vibrant community.
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At the Connectivity Table, health and social services agencies pool their expertise to provide immediate and innovative response to acute high-risk situations.
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No one can better explain the value and necessity of belonging than Canada’s 26th Governor General Adrienne Clarkson.
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Nudged by a major funder, four organizations unite to form The Low Carbon Partnership – to help Canada deliver on its climate commitments.
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