The complex challenges facing communities require cities to deepen community. The process of deepening community is about empowering citizens to form the trust and connections necessary to create and sustain vibrant, inclusive neighbourhoods. Cities across Canada are recognizing the need to invest in the social well-being of citizens who live, work and play in their communities in order to strengthen a sense of belonging, connection and citizenship. Our podcasts will cover topics on what is needed to deepen community, get you thinking outside the box and inspire you with stories. We hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoy putting them together.
Please note, some of our podcasts were recorded before the start of the COVID pandemic.
We were joined by Tamer Soliman, Director of the community documentary the Great Disconnect and Debra Jakubec from City of Edmonton to explore the importance of neighbouring and knowing your neighbours.
Deepening community is a timely and powerful response to growing social isolation, loneliness, and disconnection that is happening in our cities and towns. In this podcast, we talk about how our communities have changed over time and why deepening community is important to individuals, organizations and cities.
With the rising awareness of the effects of loneliness and social isolation on our health we have put together a podcast series with thought leaders from across Canada to dive deeper into the reasons why people are lonely and what can we do as individuals, organizations and government that can help to make our communities more connected.