Belonging: Exploring Connection to Community

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Belonging is at the heart of building stronger communities and a more cohesive, inclusive country. Belonging intersects with all aspects of community life and connects to some of today’s most pressing issues from our inclusion of newcomers to reshaping the relationship between Aboriginal peoples and all Canadians to strengthening rural and remote communities.


This year’s national Vital Signs report, Belonging: Exploring connection to community, looks back over the past 50 years at our sense of belonging and where we as communities and a country are going next leading up to Canada’s sesquicentennial in 2017 and beyond.

Community foundations across Canada are already taking action on many fronts, supporting  community kitchens, children’s camps, environmental cleanups and more, with the hope of strengthen relationships to one another and building communities where we all belong.


Lead Vital Signs Partner

FI Capital Ltd is the Lead Partner for our national 2015 Vital Signs program and the title sponsor ofBelonging: Exploring connection to community.

 

FI Capital Ltd. is working with Community Foundations of Canada to strengthen our understanding of the role that belonging plays in communities across the country, and the collective steps we can take to build a more plural and connected future for all Canadians.



 
National survey on belonging
Our national Vital Signs report features responses from a national survey conducted in partnership with the Angus Reid Institute in August 2015 on Canadians’ sense of belonging and connection to community. Real-time responses are included throughout our national report and a full summary of the survey results is available online at angusreid.org.


 

Community Knowledge Exchange 

Community Foundations of Canada is a founding partner of the Community Knowledge
Exchange (CKX), a shared platform that seeks to catalyze and curate fundamental shifts in how 
individuals, institutions and communities build and share community knowledge in the pursuit of 
social change. Learn more at www.ckx.org.

Vital Signs is one way that Community Foundations of Canada is leveraging the power of community knowledge for social change. We are proud to be a founding partner of the Community Knowledge Exchange (CKX), a shared platform that seeks to catalyze and curate fundamental shifts in how individuals, institutions and communities build and share community knowledge in the pursuit of that change. Learn more at www.ckx.org.

 

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