Having a sense of social identity has been shown to enhance our resilience to life challenges, benefitting our overall health and well-being – an outcome that is particularly evident among vulnerable populations.
Three leading experts from CIFAR’s program in Social Interactions, Identity and Well-being presented insights from their latest research on how we can think strategically about the power of belonging to develop strategies for tackling some of our toughest social challenges. In addition, three community leaders provided their insights based on experience mobilizing community action.
The CIFAR fellows were:
- Alexander Haslam (University of Queensland);
- Catherine Haslam (University of Queensland); and
- Robert Oxoby (University of Calgary).
The community panelists were:
- Martin Garber-Conrad (CEO, Edmonton Community Foundation);
- Allan Undheim (VP Community Building and Investment, United Way of Alberta Capital Region); and
- Franco Savoia (Co-Chair – Alberta Inter-Agency Council on Homelessness & Director of Vibrant Communities Calgary).
Presentations were followed by a moderated Q&A panel and focused breakout sessions where community leaders and researchers explored more deeply how to turn insights into action on the ground.
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH: SUPPORTED BY:
On June 4th, 2015, CIFAR convened a roundtable with Dr. Charles Nelson and Toronto-area community and government leaders to discuss...
In 2015, CIFAR launched Change Makers — a three year cross Canada dialogue series themed around topics of social importance....
The CIFAR Board of Directors appointed economists George Akerlof and John Helliwell as CIFAR Distinguished Fellows at its meeting June...
IMPROVING NEIGHBOURHOOD SETTINGS TO PROMOTE CHILD AND FAMILY WELL-BEING On March 9, 2017, CIFAR, in partnership with the Toronto Child...
Cosmology & Gravity Program Director Dick Bond presents at the Untangling the Cosmos Symposium.