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Jane Humphries

Jane Humphries

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Exploring Belonging - Highlights from the 2017 CFC Conference

Posted by Jane Humphries on June 8, 2017

Belonging - there have been many articles and conversations around the concept of belonging - how it resonates within our communities, how our work places embrace it (or don’t!) and how in our own personal and family structures we explore what it means to be part of something.  Last month I attended Community Foundations of Canada’s Conference in Ottawa where more than 750 community leaders came together to explore what belonging means to our collective work.  Speakers and conference participants talked passionately for three days about what belonging means to them.  None more so then a group of three community leaders: Desmond Cole (journalist and civil rights activist), Natan Obed (the brilliant young leader of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami) and the thoughtful Senator Ratna Omidvar (Senate of Canada).  From their varied and unique perspectives, they explored the state of belonging and what it means to each of them and why it’s so important to be having these discussions.  View their conversation here: Vital Conversation on Belonging with Desmond Cole, Senator Ratna Omidvar and Natan Obed.

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