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Four Stories that Build Community Resilience Using Social Capital

Posted by Heather Keam on November 26, 2021

As COVID-19 cases start to go down, mass vaccinations are happening and communities are starting to think about the future and open, up we find ourselves at a crossroad. COVID has affected our jobs and families, shut down communities and created social disconnection. As we move to developing community recovery plans, we need to consider what we have learned from the last year and think about how to we build back better.

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Stonegate Community Centre’s Approach to Build Social Capital

Posted by Dan Ritchie on November 8, 2021

There is a saying, “it’s not what you know, but who you know”. This is what is known as social capital, or the value of our social networks and connections in a community. Without social capital, people often experience a state of loneliness and a lack of belonging. As we reflect on a year of reduced social interactions due to COVID-19 restrictions, there is an opportunity to explore new ways to foster connection.

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What is Social Capital and How Do You Build it?

Posted by Heather Keam on April 21, 2021

Have you ever gone to a conference, workshop or event, met new people who had similar ideas, and passions and continued that relationship beyond the event? That is an example of social capital.  What about job hunting? Have you heard the saying that it is not what you know, it is whom you know? That is social capital.

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