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The World's First Empathy Week in Calgary, Canada

Empathy Week is a seven day festival of events which promote empathy, human connection and the recognition of our shared humanity. Empathy Week is curated by Humainologie and is a community initiative with numerous partners and Calgarians coming together to host a variety of events. Our third annual Empathy Week will take place June 1-7, 2019. An RFP inviting community collaborators to participate will be released in the late fall this year.

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The Words 

“The Words” is a six-part web series funded by United Nations Association in Canada – Calgary Branch. Each short film touches upon a different topic in interpersonal communications. Launched December 15, 2017, all episodes are posted here.

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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