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Building a Community of Belonging

Submitted by The New Story Group on September 17, 2013 - 4:16pm
It Starts with Conversation

The New Story Group of Waterloo Region is hosting a Fall event called Building a Community of Belonging: It Stars with Conversation. The purpose of the conversation is to enhance awareness and commitments to create a more welcoming community where eveyone belongs.

With a half-day conversation on October 15, followed by a full day on November 25, this event promises to inspire local citizens to build a Belonging Lens, that can then be used to build workplaces, neighbourhoods, and community associations of belonging.

For the New Story Group, belonging is at the heart of social inclusion. Belonging is a rich, vibrant concept that can help us understand how inclusion must be more than presence and participation. It must also include hospitality and meaningful relationships.

See the attached poster for more information on this upcoming communtiy conversation.

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Thanks so much for sharing, John! We are very much looking forward to this :)