What we're about

This group creates opportunities for you to experience deeper connections in life - either within yourself, with others, the world around us, or the divine cosmos itself. Whether you feel it through your mind, your body or your inner being, there can be an awakening and/or transformation that, in the end, leads to greater wholeness, purpose and a sense of belonging.

Utilizing effective models and practices such as Conversation Cafés, TED Talk Discussions, Weekend Retreats, Workshops and Seminars, Sacred Listening Circles, Book Clubs, Food & Nutrition Classes, Holistic Mind-Body Practices, Mindfulness and Meditation, Pay-it-Forward Campaigns, Krafting Kindness Activities, Care & Compassion Programs, Adult Colouring Therapy, Zentangling and Journalling , and many others, a more compelling picture begins to emerge of how everything is interconnected.
WHAT FOLKS ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS MEETUP

"Another stellar moment at Coffee Culture. Love to share with all of you." -Lois C.

"Another great meeting, always good conversation, and friendly atmosphere." -Mel R.

"Good & Good. As usual. Always enjoyable." -Christine G.

"I am so grateful for our connection this morning. What a genuine community, I am so glad I made it out. I will be back!" -Anne M.

"I had a fantastic time. Friendly people and fascinating topics." -Shane K.

"I felt very welcomed to your group. I wasn't sure what to expect, what would happen or what we would talk about. I was pleasantly surprised, I enjoyed myself. Thank you. In fact, the topic of discussion stayed with me for several hours, it did broaden my mind. Great morning." -Barb M.
ABOUT US
Creating Connection Canada is a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing authentic conversation, promoting meaningful activities and fostering holistic mind-body practices.
Our mission to invite everyone into community, to continually learn & grow, to abolish poverty & end needless suffering, to pursue peace & justice, and to live life meaningfully together.
By welcoming and accepting people of every walk of life, culture, faith or tradition (including those who identify as “more spiritual than religious”, humanist, agnostic, or searching for meaning), the collective experience transcends the sum of our individual ways of being, and meaningful community is formed.
Creating Connection Canada
Website: https://www.creatingconnection.ca/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creatingconnectioncanada/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creatingconnexion/

Upcoming events (4+)

🇸 SCRABBLE Game Night | Official Barrie Scrabble Club

Wickie's Pub And Restaurant (Grove Location)

Come play Scrabble at Barrie's Official Scrabble Club. No membership required! FREE!!

Each week we run a 3 game tourney with prizes. Each game runs 50 minutes. Players can compete in 1, 2 or all 3 games with randomly matched partners.

Come out to play, have fun, and meet other Scrabble players! Please feel free to bring your own board (but if you don't have one, no worries).

We meet every Sunday (except on long weekends) from 5:30 pm to approx. 8:45 pm at Wickie's North Pub, 477 Grove Street East in Barrie, ON.

DATE/TIME: Sundays* @ 5:30 PM Eastern Time (Ontario, Canada)
LOCATION: Wickie's Pub, 477 Grove Street, Barrie, ON
*excluding long weekends

NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only some who may attend (mostly new players) however this is a weekly group with regular attendees.

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CREATING CONNECTION CANADA is a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing authentic conversation, nurturing meaningful activities, promoting holistic wellness practices, and fostering compassionate action. We are LGBTQ+ affirming.

As a REGISTERED NON-PROFIT CHARITY* working to bring community together through like-minded interests, we welcome and gratefully appreciate any financial support. Tax receipts are provided.

You can also visit our PRODUCTS 4 PURPOSE online store and make a purchase that benefits our meaningful partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations.

Or support us when you shop on Amazon with this link

Thank you for your kind generosity.

Website | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram | Twitter | Retreats

*Creating Connection is a grass roots initiative, sponsored by Community of Christ, a welcoming, supportive, and loving, world wide faith community that values the worth and purpose of all persons.

Release Your Inner Writer - Monday's at 4pm pacific, 5pm mountain, 6pm central

Online event

Release Your Inner Writer
Release Your Inner Writer is for anyone who feels they are a writer, wants to be a writer, or those who want to explore writing in a comfortable and supportive setting. We’ll set the stage for you to write creatively with opportunities to share with the group, or not, whatever you’re comfortable with.

Have you ever thought: “I have an interesting story, but I don’t know how to start sharing it with people”? Have you ever thought of writing a book? Do you simply want to start journaling? Every person has a story to share, and all of them are transformational for us and sometimes for others. When we write our thoughts and ideas down, we move internal content to an external device like a notebook or a laptop. By doing this we’re able to clear our heads and uncover one layer after another.

Hosted by Kathy Nutt
Kathy Nutt is a creative who uses many media and styles to convey a glimpse into her mysterious, whimsical world. Although mainly focused on the visual arts, she dabbles in the written word and is endeavoring to cultivate a consistent practice of writing, whether it be poetry, essays, short stories, or journaling.

Kathy believes a writing practice (along with any creative practice) is a beneficial way to break through the mundane and view our worlds through fresh new eyes. We may discover a breakthrough, change a pattern, or just experience catharsis. Or we may simply arrive in a place of joy. She believes the creative process is more important than the finished product and that creativity is for everyone, not just the gifted few.

CREATING CONNECTION CANADA is a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing authentic conversation, nurturing meaningful activities, promoting holistic wellness practices, and fostering compassionate action. We are LGBTQ+ affirming. People of every walk of life, culture, faith, or tradition, participate in a myriad of connection groups, forming meaningful community within this diversity. As a result, these communities are multi-faceted - expressing the inspirations, aspirations, wisdom, practices, and blessing of all. While we encourage you to share openly, we ask that you do so in a kind and considerate manner.

As a REGISTERED NON-PROFIT charity working to bring community together through like-minded interests, we welcome and gratefully appreciate any financial support. Tax receipts are provided.
CREDIT CARD: http://donations.creatingconnection.ca
E-TRANSFER: donations@creatingconnection.ca

"Creating Community: Where Spirit, Nature and Justice Meet" Weekend Retreat

Network event

10 attendees from 8 groups hosting

Samish Island Campground and Retreat Center

Registration is open NurturingSpirit.CreatingConnection.ca
Samish Island Retreat Centre Washington, June 1-4
2 and 3 day packages available.
Early bird pricing in effect until April 14th. Register today!
Many of earth’s communities now live out of balance with the world around them. Many lack access to food, water, and shelter, the universal needs of existence. Many have gifts that go unrecognized and unshared. As a result, all communities—the human and the more-than-human—experience woundedness and loss.
Come for a weekend of nurturing, awareness and hope. Join in community as we learn about and experience profound acts of reconciliation and restoration happening both locally and throughout the world.
Find your place in this great awakening.
Samish Island Retreat Centre Washington, June 1-4
2 and 3 day packages available.
Early bird pricing in effect until April 14th.
Register today! NurturingSpirit.CreatingConnection.ca

All activities on the schedule are optional, choose your own experiences and level of participation.

Thursday June 1st - An Evening to Exhale, Converse and Contemplate.
4:00 Arrive and settle in
6:30 Dinner
7:30 Fireside Chat– various topics
Things to do on your own: Walk the Labyrinth, Creative time in Nature – contemplate what you hope to gain during the weekend, journal, sketch, observe or just ‘be’

Friday June 2nd - A Day to Nurture your Spirit in Nature
8:00 Morning Gratitude Practice
8:30 Breakfast
10:00 Guided Forest Bathing
11:30 Yoga
12:30 Lunch
2:00 Guided Labyrinth Walk
3:30 Deepening The Art of Holy Attention
6:30 Dinner
7:30 Movie followed by Conversation
Things to do on your own: Free time to roam, Intentional Conversations,
Creative time in Nature – Poetry, Journaling, Haiku, Sketching or Photography.

**Saturday June 3rd - *A Day to Nurture Justice in Community ***
8:00 Morning Gratitude Practice
8:30 Breakfast
9:30 ‘Impacts of the Climate Crisis on Vulnerable Communities’ Isabelle and Leah
10:45 Break
11:00 ‘Reflections on Kinship, Reciprocity, and the Great Turning’ Laurie and Nan
12:30 Lunch
2:00 Games
3:30 ‘Practical Tools to help take One Small Step in Making a Difference’ Nan and Erica
6:30 Dinner
7:30 Evening Games
8:30 Creating an Action Plan

Sunday June 4th - A Day Where Spirit, Justice, and Nature Meet: Bringing it all Together
8:00 Morning Gratitude Practice
8:30 Breakfast
10:00 ‘Bringing it all together’
12:00 Pack up cabins and goodbye’s

*schedule subject to change

Samish Island Retreat Centre Washington, June 1-4
2 and 3 day packages available.
Early bird pricing in effect until April 14th.
Register today! NurturingSpirit.CreatingConnection.ca

🇸 SCRABBLE Game Night | Official Barrie Scrabble Club

Wickie's Pub And Restaurant (Grove Location)

Come play Scrabble at Barrie's Official Scrabble Club. No membership required! FREE!!

Each week we run a 3 game tourney with prizes. Each game runs 50 minutes. Players can compete in 1, 2 or all 3 games with randomly matched partners.

Come out to play, have fun, and meet other Scrabble players! Please feel free to bring your own board (but if you don't have one, no worries).

We meet every Sunday (except on long weekends) from 5:30 pm to approx. 8:45 pm at Wickie's North Pub, 477 Grove Street East in Barrie, ON.

DATE/TIME: Sundays* @ 5:30 PM Eastern Time (Ontario, Canada)
LOCATION: Wickie's Pub, 477 Grove Street, Barrie, ON
*excluding long weekends

NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only some who may attend (mostly new players) however this is a weekly group with regular attendees.

***

CREATING CONNECTION CANADA is a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing authentic conversation, nurturing meaningful activities, promoting holistic wellness practices, and fostering compassionate action. We are LGBTQ+ affirming.

As a REGISTERED NON-PROFIT CHARITY* working to bring community together through like-minded interests, we welcome and gratefully appreciate any financial support. Tax receipts are provided.

You can also visit our PRODUCTS 4 PURPOSE online store and make a purchase that benefits our meaningful partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations.

Or support us when you shop on Amazon with this link

Thank you for your kind generosity.

Website | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram | Twitter | Retreats

*Creating Connection is a grass roots initiative, sponsored by Community of Christ, a welcoming, supportive, and loving, world wide faith community that values the worth and purpose of all persons.

Past events (1,532)

Creating Memory Books - Six Week Workshop Series (online)

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