Serving Greater Vancouver & the Fraser Valley

18/01 January 2018

The new ‘Connect & Engage’ report digs deeper

by Jonathan Bird   Last week the Vancouver Foundation released a much-anticipated update to its landmark 2012 Connections and Engagement report on loneliness and community life in Metro Vancouver. This update, like the original report, provides hard evidence for trends most of us know intuitively, even as it yields a number of surprises – some […]

17/12 December

Christmas loneliness: ways to encourage others

by Jenny Schweyer No matter what the underlying circumstances, Christmas can evoke a deeper loneliness in people who are already feeling lonely. It can also produce a feeling of emptiness in people who might not be lonely at other times of year, but don’t really fit into the “typical” family that is the focal point […]

17/10 October

Personal experiences of loneliness

By Jenny Schweyer & Peter Biggs CLICK TO READ Part 1 in the series ‘Are you lonely?’   It was a particularly rough period in my life. Along with the everyday demands of raising three kids, my husband was dealing with some unexpected and stressful career challenges. Work was slow, bills were piling up and […]