Heart of Belonging

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Here’s something to get you in the community spirit!!

Creating & Sustaining Our Psychological Sense of Community

The Heart Of Belonging – Workshops to Create and Sustain our Psychological Sense Of Community

Come to a free educational and fun workshop to help you strengthen your sense of community here in Vancouver.

This interactive workshop focuses on the psychological sense of community—our experience of connection within the groups to which we belong. In this workshop, we examine our own sense of community in our lives, share ideas on how to enhance it, and learn how to sustain it over time. Our goal is to learn about and experience a sense of community together. The workshop includes: Individual exercises, partner interactions, small group activities, discussions, and presentations by the facilitator. The event concludes with an optional serving of delicious stew created with ingredients we each contribute to the collective stew pot!

Who Should Attend?
This workshop is for anyone who would like to enhance their sense of community within the groups to which they belong. The ideas apply to many types of community settings, including small groups, shared homes, neighbourhoods, organizations, and the workplace.

Collin van Uchelen, Ph. D, is a local expert on the sense of community. His research has examined the connection between our sense of community and empowerment in community settings. He has over 25 years of first-hand experience in creating community in collective homes and he also holds a doctorate in Clinical and Community Psychology.

To reserve your space for the workshop, please send an email message to or leave a voicemail message with Michael at 604-417-5193.
Please bring an ingredient to add to our collective stew pot (a potato, carrot, onion, etc.).

This workshop is offered free of charge, thanks to the support of the Neighbourhood Small Grants program administered by the Kitsilano Neighbourhood House and funded by the Vancouver Foundation.

Next Workshop:

Monday, November 12, 2012 2:30 – 5:30 pm
(Optional stew meal and conversation: 5:30 – 6:00 pm)
Location TBA – please register your space and details will follow


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