Our Story

In 2015, the Calgary Centre for Global Community, a Canadian registered charity based in Calgary, Alberta, identified the ability to expand its audience and its impact, by introducing a new division, Humainologie, which was to become a multi-media production house.

Humainologie uses art, including film, to spread empathy, increase inclusion, and reduce discrimination. We focus on promoting empathy to create more inclusive people and communities; creating self-awareness to address barriers to human connection; and sharing the stories and experiences of marginalized or misrepresented people in order to build understanding and reduce discrimination.

Humainologie has produced over 25 short films since 2015 and has received over 20 film festival selections and nine awards globally. In 2017, Humainologie produced seven short films for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights that comprised the exhibit, “Our Canada, My Story”, a bilingual film journey that was exhibited by the national museum in Winnipeg for about six months.

Arising from the word “humain” in French, which means both human and humane, Humainologie recognizes that in order to extend empathy to others, we must also offer empathy to ourselves; and this includes recognizing our limits and imperfections as humans.

Humainologie believes that empathy can be learned; that inclusive communities require people become self-aware; and that sharing our individual stories and experiences helps us recognize our common humanity.

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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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