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 (4+)

Acrylics Painting Class - "Daisy" - 90 Minute Session ($15)

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COME PAINT ACRYLICS! - $15 CLASS (Online Session)

REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/325943053447

Bring your curiosity to a meaningful activity that includes a mixture of stimulation, reflection, thought provocation, peaceful calm, relaxation and mindfulness.

Acrylics is a fantastic medium and so versatile. Like-minded artists really love it and are improving their skills, learning new tips every time.

Each class begins with a centering moment and breath practice to help lift away stress and invite freedom and focus into the session. Mid-way through the lesson the instructor will pause for a time of relection with a reading from the "Self-Care Inspirational Card Deck".

In this session we will paint a DAISY. All skill and experience levels are welcome.

DATE/TIME: Friday, May 27, 2022 - 1:00 PM Eastern Time (CAN/US)

COST: $15 Registration | 90 Minute Workshop | Online Session

Fully detailed step-by–step instruction with in-session feedback, offered in a spirit of kind gentleness throughout the class time of 1.5 hrs. Follow-up support with the instructor via e-mail is also included (as needed).

Your guide will be Cathy Wild , who began painting as therapy in April 2016 after her own journey of self-discovery following brain surgery.
Cathy is excited to teach others to paint while continuing her own recovery. May you find yourself inspired by the giftedness that emerges through your creations.

"My promise is to be completely present with you at each and every class. Thank you for your curious interest and I look forward to serving you with an ‘Artist’s Heart’." -Cathy Wild

Check out a sample of these workshops and Cathy's instruction style in this short video!

BASIC MATERIALS NEEDED

  • 9"x12" canvas suited to acrylic paints (or your choice of size)
  • Piece of chalk (to draw subject outline on dried background colour)
  • Brushes (such as Curry’s #0, #3 & #6, or your favourites)
  • Two dishes of water and paper towel

DATE/TIME : Friday, May 27, 2022 @ 1:00 PM Eastern Time (ON, CAN)

All levels of skill and experience are welcome.

REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/325943053447

CLOSED CAPTIONING: Live Transcription will be available for this meeting. Learn more here.

NOTE: The RSVPs here only represent some who might attend.

NOTE: A recording of the class (featuring only the instructor) will be made available to all students after the class for their personal use.

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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.

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Energy Management & Integrity @ 7 PM EDT (CAN/US)

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We are in the passionate, adventurous, and lively season of Aries, which can help us accomplish things but can also quickly lead to burnout! Many of us are also going through many changes, both with endings and new beginnings.

Come learn about how to manage your energy as a spiritual being, so that you can feel your best no matter what season you're in.

Facilitated by Christine Balarezo

Hosted by AWAKENING SPIRITUALITY, an online community of seekers interested in personal development and spiritual exploration. The focus is on dialogue and guidance rather than dogma or restricted thinking.

Website: https://www.awakeningspirituality.ca
Facebook: www.facebook.com/awakeningspirituality.ca/
Youtube: youtu.be/dlJXcyCxybE

DATE/TIME:
Monday, May 30th @ 7 pm EDT (CAN/US)

ZOOM ONLINE: From the comfort of your own space, click the link under "Online event" to the right (after you've RSVP'd) to join the video conference on your phone, tablet or PC.

CLOSED CAPTIONING: Live Transcription will be available for this meeting. Learn more here https://tinyurl.com/4ebyn2ht

NOTE: For the best experience, please be sure you have the latest version of ZOOM by checking here https://tinyurl.com/zoom-up

DIAL-IN AUDIO: Issues with your device audio? Just dial-in from your home/cell phone and punch in the meeting ID number[masked]. Find your local number here https://tinyurl.com/zoom-dial
(*long distance charges may apply).

Be sure to sign in a few minutes early as class will start promptly on the hour. Hope to see you there.

NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only some who may attend as this event is advertised on multiple platforms.

"Release Your Inner Writer" Mondays 4pm pacific, 5pm mountain, 7pm Eastern time

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Release Your Inner Writer
Release Your Inner Writer is a writing group 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 ourselves 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.

“Creating connection” is a welcoming community and a safe space to uncover within some things you might even be aware of. We invite you to join our “Release Your Inner Writer” group Mondays at 4pm pacific, 5pm mountain and 7pm eastern time.

Hosted by Alyona Brivkina

*Please ensure your 'Zoom Name' matches the one you RSVP with here.
ZOOM ONLINE: From the comfort of your own space, follow the link to the right under "Online event" (after clicking "Attend") to join the video conference on your phone, tablet, or PC. ===============>>>
NOTE: For the best experience, please be sure you have the latest version of ZOOM by checking here https://tinyurl.com/zoom-up

NOTE: The RSVPs here only represent some who might attend as we advertise on many platforms.

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

Nature and Nurture Retreat, June 3-5, Samish Island Washington, USA

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Nature and Nurture Retreat June 3-5, 2022
Samish Island Retreat Centre, Washington, USA

$250 Canadian per person

Join us for a Nurturing weekend with lots of outdoor Nature time, and plenty of time for socializing. We’ll be doing activities like Qui Gong, Dancing the Labyrinth, Games, Gentle Yoga, A Dark Walk, Blue Mind Water, Forest Bath, Restorative Yoga, Music Jam and more. For more information or to register, follow this link nurturingspirit.creatingconnection.ca

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Nurture and Nature Retreat June 3-5
Samish Island, Washington, USA

All times are Pacific Time
Friday
4pm Arrive anytime after 4pm to set up your cabin and explore
6pm Dinner
7:30 Dancing the Labyrinth
8:30 Meaningful Conversation Groups
9:30 Games Night!
Music Jam – Bring your instruments

Saturday
8:00 Gentle Yoga
9:00 Breakfast
11:00 Forest Bath
12:30 Lunch
2:30 Qui Gong
3:00 Blue Mind Water - we’re off to Lake Freestaad!
5:00 Pack up water activities
5:30 Dinner
7:30 Dancing the Labyrinth
8:30 Music Jam and Restorative Yoga – Yup in the same room!
9:30 Dark walk

Sunday
8:00 Gentle Yoga
9:00 Breakfast
11:00 5 Rhythms at the Labyrinth
Goodbyes
12:00 Pack up Cabins

Full Session Descriptions are available here:
nurturingspirit.creatingconnection.ca
Have questions? Email [masked]

We will follow all Covid protocols. Please watch for updates.

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