Enhancing Social Connectedness for Healthier Communities

Submitted by Community Animator on March 4, 2016 - 11:00am

A socially connected community is a place where everyone feels like they belong. It’s a place where people know their neighbours and feel motivated to get involved, build relationships, and contribute to the creation of strong social networks. A socially connected community requires spaces and events for people to gather, create new friendships, and contribute to the community through volunteering. Socially connected communities support strong citizen engagement and increase the health and well-being of residents. Local governments can play a role in fostering social connectedness and helping communities thrive by creating strong social environments.

In their latest publication, Planh provides some great resources ideas for what local governments can do to increase social connectedness in communities. They also hosted an informative webinar featuring Milton Friesen, Louise Roberts and Stacy Barter and provided a number of valuable resources. 

Check it out!

New PlanH Social Connectedness Action Guide available for download here!

RECORDING

  • Link to Enhancing Social Connectedness for Healthier Communities Webinar on June 22, 2015

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