Wellness Matters – A Dialogue on Connections, Belonging and the Power of Well-being
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[…] These two opinion pieces reinforced what I learned while attending an inspiring public session a week earlier, titled “Community Belonging, Connection and Well-Being.”
Hosted by the City of Victoria and the Victoria Foundation and its sponsors, guest speakers and national thought leaders, Mayor Naheed Nenshi of Calgary and Khalil Shariff, CEO of Canada’s Aga Khan Foundation, shared their insights on how important civic engagement is to community well-being.
They suggest that governance and community consultation, at their best, should advance goals of inclusion and belonging, thereby instilling a greater sense of responsibility in citizens, leaders and institutions.
That governance is essentially “a conversation with citizens” that should focus on responsibility for the public good was a consistent theme throughout the presentation.
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