Webinar: Setting more places at the table: From social isolation to community connection

Upcoming webinar: Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 12-1 p.m. Eastern


What is social isolation? How do loneliness, social exclusion, and disconnection from community affect people at different stages in their lives? What forces are pushing people into more insular lives? And what is being done to connect people back to one another, to healthy food and safe spaces? More than ever before, Canadians are living alone, and nearly one quarter describe themselves as lonely. Socially isolated adults face worse health as they age, and are less likely to participate in society. For populations facing marginalization and stigma, the sense of isolation and inability to access resources can be even greater. In this one hour webinar, André Picard, The Globe and Mail’s esteemed public health reporter and Wellesley Institute researcher Laura Anderson, will join us to tackle this vital issue. Together, we’ll discuss how to fight social isolation and restore a sense of connectedness to communities — from grassroots interventions, such as those community food security organizations are building on the ground, to broader policy solutions. CFCC’s Chief Operating Officer, Kathryn Scharf, will moderate the conversation.

When: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 12 - 1 p.m. Eastern
Where: Your computer
How much: Free!

REGISTER AT http://cfccanada.ca/news/setting-more-places-table-social-isolation-community-connection

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About the panelists:
André Picard is a health reporter and columnist at The Globe and Mail, where he has been a staff writer since 1987. He is also the author of three bestselling books. André is an eight-time nominee for the National Newspaper Awards, Canada's top journalism prize. André has also been honoured for his dedication to improving healthcare. He was named Canada's first "Public Health Hero" by the Canadian Public Health Association and as a "Champion of Mental Health" by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health. André lives in Montréal.

Laura Anderson is a Researcher at the Wellesley Institute. She holds an MPH in Public Health Nutrition from Emory University and a PhD in Medical Anthropology and Global Health from the University of Toronto. Prior to joining the Wellesley Institute Laura was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Food Insecurity Policy at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. Laura’s research focuses on the social determinants of health in Toronto, including the intersections between health and employment, access to and utilization of health care and social services among immigrant populations, and household food insecurity.

Tue, 2016/06/21 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm