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Empathy Week is here - June 1-7, 2019

Empathy Week is a seven day festival of activations which promote empathy, human connection and the recognition of our shared humanity. This year, the City of Calgary has officially proclaimed June 1-7 Empathy Week. Curated by Humainologie, this community initiative includes numerous partners and Calgarians coming together to host a variety of events. More information.

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Squaring Up

In collaboration with the University of Calgary, Humainologie recently produced a short documentary film about square dancing in Calgary which follows the story of a blind woman, Dee, who square dances almost every night of the week. The story touches upon themes of inclusion, belonging, community and connectedness through the lens of mostly over 60s who engage in this physical, creative and social activity.

Gleanings from “The Secret Wisdom of Nature”

May 6th, 2019

If wolves can make a river change its course, people can make society change its course. Peter Wohlleben explains truths of nature’s interconnectedness in his book The Secret Wisdom of Nature:…


How high is your fence?

November 5th, 2018

Years ago, because I had no money, I got my wife a dog from the animal shelter for Christmas. It was probably the most expensive and emotionally draining present she…


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What's Your story?

Everyday, all the time, we are all playing key roles in our corners of the world. A moment of eye contact, a smile, an extra question like "so how are you?", a pause to hold the door open, a few words to validate how someone is feeling...there are things we can do all the time to remind each other we belong, we are valued, we are part of this great and diverse human family. Tell us about something small or big that you did, or that happened to you, where the result was a sense of connection, belonging, or the recognition of our shared humanity.

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