Community Foundations of Canada: Arts & Belonging

In partnership with the Canadian Arts Presenting Association (CAPACOA), the Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) has generated a national Vital Signs report to shine the spotlight on compelling data and stories that demonstrate the power of the arts to build a greater sense of belonging to our communities, to our country, and to each other.


What is belonging?

Simply put, belonging is being part of a collective we. It’s about how much we believe we fit in a group or place – and how much that place or group welcomes or includes us.

Since 2015, our national Vital Signs program has been exploring how our sense of belonging has an extraordinary capacity to transform our lives and our communities. Our research found that 38% of Canadians don’t feel like they have a stake in their local community. So we asked: How can we strengthen our sense of belonging to each other and to our communities?

Read the full report HERE to learn more, including recommendations for action to build belonging through the arts in communities across Canada.

For more about Community Foundations of Canada, visit their website HERE

Source: Community Foundations of Canada

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