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/
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Upcoming events (5+)

Scrabble Club Open Game Night @ 6:00 PM

Creating Connection Barrie

CA$5.00

Good conversation can happen while having some fun too! This enthusiastic group of Scrabble players meets each week for an evening of games, friends and community every Wednesday night from 6 pm to 9 pm as Barrie's newest Official NASPA Scrabble Club #606 (http://www.scrabbleplayers.org/w/Club_roster#ONTARIO) All players and all levels of skill are welcome to take part in a round of three recreational games each week. You are invited to this casual time of meeting and connecting with others. Participate in all three games or sit out a round or two while hanging out with others in the lounge area over soft conversation or as a spectator Rounds are 50 minutes long with a short time of socializing between games. A nominal cash prize is awarded for highest combined individual score and word played with the most points. Entry fee is $5 for 3 games and includes snacks and treats. Coffee, tea, water and cold drinks will also be available. Please bring your own scrabble board if you have one (but its not required). Doors open at 5:30 pm. Game play begins at 6:15 PM. Hope to see you there, and if you are in need of a ride, please send a message and one can be arranged. NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only some folks who may attend since this event is advertised through several other on-line and print mediums. LOCATION: Creating Connection Barrie located at the bottom of Bayfield St., off the parking lot across the street from the Salvation Army (up the ramp next to the back door of the British Arms). Please consider visiting our Products 4 Purpose store in-house or online (http://www.products4purpose.ca) and make a purchase that benefits our meaningful partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations. Your support is gratefully appreciated! Creating Connection Barrie 12 Chase McEachern Way, L4M 1A1 email: [masked] Website: https://barrie.creatingconnection.ca Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/barriecreatingconnection/ Creating Connection Barrie is a charter member of Creating Connection Canada, a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing authentic conversation, promoting meaningful activities and fostering holistic mind-body practices. 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. These communities are diverse and multi-faceted, expressing the inspirations, aspirations, wisdom, practices and blessings of all. In embracing this unity we discover a dialogue that is enriched by different backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. This inclusive outlook helps build relationships of trust, belonging and inner peace. Creating Connection Canada Website: https://www.creatingconnection.ca/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creatingconnectioncanada/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creatingconnexion/ WEEKEND RETREATS Do you long for deeper, more meaningful connection? Then consider attending one of our upcoming weekend retreats. Experience workshops and presentations that focus on the theme “Live Life Meaningfully Together” and the option to participate in holistic mind-body practices and other meaningful activities. It's an opportunity to explore yourself while connecting with others. Creating Connection Winter Retreat Friday Feb 7 - Sunday, Feb 9, 2020 "Live Life Meaningfully Together" email: [masked] https://www.connectionretreat.com/

Shinsei Way Wellness Program @ 7:00 pm

Creating Connection Barrie

Shinsei develops and promotes wellness through gentle breathing and moving exercises, meditation and facilitated discussion. Improve your health, reduce your stress, and enrich your life! Shinsei is about change. It is a Japanese word signifying rebirth, starting over, and renewing one’s self. This unique program helps develop healthier, happier, and more satisfying lifestyles in a congenial and professional setting. Learn to control and manage the negative stress and lifestyle issues that damage our lives. These regular weekly classes are designed to take you from introductory to more involved levels as you develop your practice creating a more positive, energized and relaxed focus to life and living. First sessions are free to attend with additional sessions a cost of $15 each. DATE/TIME: All are welcome to attend this session from 7:00-8:30 pm to learn more about the practice and ongoing schedule. Doors open at 6:45. LOCATION: At the bottom of Bayfield St., off the parking lot across from the Salvation Army. Go up the ramp to the main entrance (near the back door of the British Arms). Coffee/Tea and other snacks and beverages will be available for purchase (at a nominal price) from the Spirit Cafe inside the location. Hope to see you there, and if you are in need of a ride, please send a message to have one arranged. For more info contact the facilitator below directly: Name: William Kennedy: Email: [masked] Website: http://www.shinseiway.com Phone:[masked] NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only some folks who may attend since this event is advertised through several other on-line and print media. We are a non-profit charity and goodwill donations are always welcome to help continue providing this space, activities, events and programming to the surrounding community. Tax receipts can be issued for amounts of $20 or more. You can also visit our Products 4 Purpose store in-house or online (http://www.products4purpose.ca) and make a purchase that benefits our meaningful partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations. Your support is gratefully appreciated! Creating Connection Barrie 12 Chase McEachern Way, L4M 1A1 email: [masked] Website: https://barrie.creatingconnection.ca Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/barriecreatingconnection/ Creating Connection Barrie is a charter member of Creating Connection Canada, a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing authentic conversation, promoting meaningful activities, fostering holistic wellness practices, and turning purpose into action. 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/ WEEKEND RETREATS Do you long for deeper, more meaningful connection? Then consider attending one of our upcoming weekend retreats. Experience workshops and presentations that focus on the theme “Live Life Meaningfully Together” and the option to participate in holistic mind-body practices and other meaningful activities. It's an opportunity to explore yourself while connecting with others. Creating Connection Winter Retreat Friday, Feb. 7 - Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 "Live Life Meaningfully Together" email: [masked] https://www.connectionretreat.com/

Community Conversations

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Creating Connection One Conversation at a Time Join us for meaningful conversation, connect with others and meet new friends, as we discuss the week's topic and some deeper questions together. We offer a safe, inclusive, casual, and accepting environment that encourages dialogue over debate through sharing from our diverse perspectives and experiences. We enjoy going beyond small talk, while at the same time building community, creating meaning, and valuing the worth of all persons, in an effort to promote peace and understanding in the world by envisioning our role together... and your voice matters! Come, simply to discover yourself amidst a community on a common journey, or to leave just a little bit better then you came. Come, listen, share, and find meaning here. We welcome you. P.S. Street parking is free in the evenings, but can be difficult to find. We recommend using the parking garage next to the TD Canada Trust on Collier Street. Its also free and only a block and a half away from the coffee shop. See you there!

Community Holiday Dinner and Jingle Mingle @ 5:30 PM

Creating Connection Barrie

Many say it's "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" and it's been another incredible year of authentic conversation, meaningful activities, meeting wonderful people and making new friends, so let's celebrate!! You are welcomed into community to share in a holiday season potluck and spread some good cheer. Those who are able are invited to bring along a main or side dish from whatever tradition you choose (please leave a message below to let everyone know). All are welcome!! There is sure to be plenty of food to go around so do bring along a friend too! Now, consider dusting off those holiday recipes of your favourite salad, desert, bread (buns, rolls), or side dish (potato, stuffing, rice, gravy, veggies, etc.) and get ready to have a wonderful evening (ugly Christmas sweater optional). The turkey will be provided (including a vegetarian version). Feel free to arrive anytime after 5:30 pm. If you need to be later, that's okay (its a social drop-in). As we gather around comfortably enjoying casual conversation, there will be something available to eat all evening long (and carols to be sung). To be sure that everyone gets home safe, this will be an alcohol free event, but please do bring along your favourite non-alcoholic holiday beverage to enjoy. This is sure to be lots of fun and we are looking forward to everyone having a good time! If you need a ride, please let us know and one will be arranged. See you there!

Past events (354)

Weekly Guided Meditation @ 7:00 pm

Creating Connection Barrie

CA$5.00

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