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 thus its impact, by introducing a new division, Humainologie, which was to become a multi-media production house.

Humainologie uses art (including film) to increase human connectedness. We believe that the more we truly connect with ourselves and with others, the more we will naturally create a more humane global community. Humainologie works to promote the “recognition of our shared humanity”. We do this through engaging people with story, facilitating learning and action, and connecting with a variety of audiences.

Arising from the word “humain” in French, which means both human and humane, Humainologie addresses our capacity to create a more compassionate world both by and while recognizing our innate, imperfect human-ness.

Over the past year, Humainologie has partnered with Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Aga Khan Foundation Canada,TEDxCalgary, and others, to create and/or disseminate a variety of short films. In 18 months, we created 21 short films for ourselves and our partners. We currently have 13 new shorts in various stages of production, to be completed by summer 2017.

In Fall 2016, we established “Story Studio”, our new podcasting platform where we will be sharing audio stories that promote our vision.

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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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