Hospitality is the quality of receiving and treating guests and strangers in a warm, friendly, generous way. Read the Spring 2016 newsletter here.
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Shape a Community of Belonging. Everyone wants to belong, but some face barriers to belonging in the community. Made by: Marie-Pascale Desjardins Special thanks to: Wendy Newbery John Lord Yesenia Torres Janet Howitt Centre for Community Knowledge, KW Community Foundation Music: John Stockton – Slow Drag (Chris Zabriskie) / CC BY 4.0 (cropped for length).
Belonging is…. Belonging is feeling valued and dignified. The New Story Group of Waterloo Region held a series of Community Conversations on Belonging that engaged a wide range of sectors and community members on belonging. The New Story Group collected a number of stories from participants on what belonging means to them. One particular story we collected is from someone living with dementia who partnered with a non-profit organization to do work around educating about dementia. This partnership was rewarding
The New Story Group of Waterloo Region is developing an online presence to reach out to community members and agencies interested in building a community where everyone belongs. Our members represent a range of organizations and areas of interest including developmental disabilities, aging, health and well-being, mental health, and neighbourhood development. Who we are and what we do. Read our newsletters. Get involved!
The Indicators Project of the New Story Group has developed five major themes of Belonging. Read our Spring 2015 newsletter.
The New Story Group is a grass-roots organization advocating and influencing a vision for Waterloo Region as a welcoming community where everyone belongs.
Belonging is feeling valued and dignified. But it can also mean many other things to different people.