• An Evening of Nurturing Spirit @ 6:00 PM EDT (ON, CAN) - Journaling with Jeri

    Journaling
    Journaling--the act of recording your thoughts, images, hopes, concerns and then exploring them. Used in meditation or mindfulness exercises, journaling is at once an experience in exploration and revelation. Seasoned journalers who have taken this workshop were thrilled to be guided in fresh new ways, and brand new journalers found it a safe and empowering experience. No judgments and no fear! We'll start with some directed activities that last just two minutes each, then stretch ourselves with a couple of longer ones. This will be your safe time--no sharing expected. You'll leave at the end of the workshop with a list of "prompts" you can use to keep journaling on our own. If you can and wish to, give yourself a bound journal and good pen that make you smile. The place you record your thoughts matters!

    Jeri Mortimore
    Jeri Mortimore has been meditating for about four years and journaling for about forty-four. Trained as a counselor and raised in a Christian faith tradition, she understands that reflective writing can both heal a wounded soul and guide a questioning heart. A mother of two adult daughters and two adorably perfect grandsons, Jeri is a writer by temperament and earns her living fundraising for a behavioral health treatment center in Washington State. A few months away from retirement, Jeri's journal entries these days show how excited she is about what's just around the corner.

    SESSION FORMAT
    - Welcome and Introductions
    - Opening Meditation
    - Guest Speaker followed by Q&A
    - Closing Meditation

    Join an inspiring and informational conversation with others who are going through the same emotions as you, and who crave the same uplifting support. Feel free to bring along your questions too.

    You will hear experts in mental health, nutrition, essential oils, yoga, physiotherapy, meditation, dream analysis and more.

    DATE/TIME: Wednesdays @ 6:00 PM Eastern Time (Ontario, Canada)

    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.

    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.

    CREDIT CARD: http://donations.creatingconnection.ca
    E-TRANSFER: [masked]

    You can also visit our PRODUCTS 4 PURPOSE online store (http://www.products4purpose.ca) and make a purchase that benefits our meaningful partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations.

    Or support us by shopping on Amazon with this link: https://amzn.to/3gpHjo9

    Your kind generosity is gratefully appreciated!

    Website: http://www.creatingconnection.ca
    Facebook: http://facebook.creatingconnection.ca
    YouTube: http://youtube.creatingconnection.ca
    Instagram: http://instagram.creatingconnection.ca
    Twitter: http://twitter.creatingconnection.ca
    Meetup: http://meetup.creatingconnection.ca
    Eventbrite: http://eventbrite.creatingconnection.ca
    Retreats: https://www.connectionretreat.com

  • Spiritual Life Story Writing @ 7 PM EST (CAN/US)

    Online event

    Join our monthly conversations. Come with questions. Leave with fresh ideas, tips and whole-hearted support for writing your story. Help is here to bring your story to life! This series of sessions will assist you to step deeper into the story of your life and uncover truths perhaps not yet seen. Giving your story voice may be a way to get to know yourself, provide an opportunity to connect with others more authentically, initiate healing and even be life-changing! So, step into that place of possible discomfort and write the words that will bring freedom and meaning to your life.

    June 16 “Poet’s Corner"
    Life writers have lots to learn from poetry's daring and expertise in precision-crafting language. But the poetic touch can be hard on readers if it's rarified, in-house, or elite. Our guest poets will field your doubts and questions. Learn how to enrich your work by introducing your inner memoirist to your budding inner poet. Or vice versa!

    July 21 & August 18 “Summer Tabletop Writing Workshop”
    A lively, thoughtful group of peers leads this drop-in, interactive session.
    Come with questions, and leave with pragmatic, friendly answers.

    ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
    Susan Scott is an author and editor focused on reviving the ancient art of spiritual memoir—deeply personal stories with power to enlighten minds, educate hearts and heal generations. Learn more about Susan...
    https://susanlscott.twohornedbull.ca/

    Presented by AWAKENING SPIRITUALITY, a safe, supportive space to deepen connection to Source, self and all, while seeking to become a bridge of peace and oneness across a diversity of faith and spirituality.

    https://awakeningspirituality.ca/
    https://www.facebook.com/awakeningspirituality.ca/
    https://www.instagram.com/awakeningspirituality/
    https://youtu.be/dlJXcyCxybE

    We are a REGISTERED NON-PROFIT who welcome and gratefully appreciate any financial support. Tax receipts provided.
    E-transfer: [masked]
    Or, when making purchases through Amazon, using this link before shopping supports us without added expense to you! https://amzn.to/3wWcfSO

    DATE: Third Wednesday monthly
    TIME: 7:00 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 RSVPed) to join the video conference on your phone, tablet or PC.

    DIAL-IN AUDIO: Can't do video? Just dial-in from your home/cell phone and punch in the meeting ID number.

    Phone: *[masked] (Toronto and area)
    *Long distance charges may apply

    Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/koqvNHHWU
    Meeting ID: (see 9 digits in link to the right under "Online event")

    NOTE: RSVPs here represent only some who may join. This event is advertised across multiple platforms.

    CREATING CONNECTION CANADA is a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing authentic conversation, promoting meaningful activities & fostering holistic wellness practices.

    By embodying the principle of unity in diversity, dialogue is enriched by individuals with different backgrounds and experiences and even viewpoints which are contrary. Building relationships of trust, facilitates inner peace and meaningful conversations in our inclusive communities. We are LGBTQ+ affirming.

    As a REGISTERED NON-PROFIT charity working to bring community together through like-minded interests, if you would like to support our ongoing efforts, we welcome and gratefully appreciate any contributions made through this link
    https://creating-connection-canada.square.site/#MxlQIS. Tax receipts provided.

    Visit our PRODUCTS FOR PURPOSE online store (http://www.products4purpose.ca). Purchases benefit our partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations. Your support is gratefully appreciated!

    https://www.creatingconnection.ca/
    https://www.facebook.com/creatingconnectioncanada/
    https://www.instagram.com/creatingconnexion/

  • Spiritual Life Story Writing @ 7 PM EDT (CAN/US)

    Online event

    Join our monthly conversations. Come with questions. Leave with fresh ideas, tips and whole-hearted support for writing your story. Help is here to bring your story to life! This series of sessions will assist you to step deeper into the story of your life and uncover truths perhaps not yet seen. Giving your story voice may be a way to get to know yourself, provide an opportunity to connect with others more authentically, initiate healing and even be life-changing! So, step into that place of possible discomfort and write the words that will bring freedom and meaning to your life.

    June 16 “Poet’s Corner"
    Life writers have lots to learn from poetry's daring and expertise in precision-crafting language. But the poetic touch can be hard on readers if it's rarified, in-house, or elite. Our guest poets will field your doubts and questions. Learn how to enrich your work by introducing your inner memoirist to your budding inner poet. Or vice versa!

    July 21 & August 18 “Summer Tabletop Writing Workshop”
    A lively, thoughtful group of peers leads this drop-in, interactive session.
    Come with questions, and leave with pragmatic, friendly answers.

    ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
    Susan Scott is an author and editor focused on reviving the ancient art of spiritual memoir—deeply personal stories with power to enlighten minds, educate hearts and heal generations. Learn more about Susan...
    https://susanlscott.twohornedbull.ca/

    Presented by AWAKENING SPIRITUALITY, a safe, supportive space to deepen connection to Source, self and all, while seeking to become a bridge of peace and oneness across a diversity of faith and spirituality.

    https://awakeningspirituality.ca/
    https://www.facebook.com/awakeningspirituality.ca/
    https://www.instagram.com/awakeningspirituality/
    https://youtu.be/dlJXcyCxybE

    We are a REGISTERED NON-PROFIT who welcome and gratefully appreciate any financial support. Tax receipts provided.
    E-transfer: [masked]
    Or, when making purchases through Amazon, using this link before shopping supports us without added expense to you! https://amzn.to/3wWcfSO

    DATE: Third Wednesday monthly
    TIME: 7:00 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 RSVPed) to join the video conference on your phone, tablet or PC.

    DIAL-IN AUDIO: Can't do video? Just dial-in from your home/cell phone and punch in the meeting ID number.

    Phone: *[masked] (Toronto and area)
    *Long distance charges may apply

    Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/koqvNHHWU
    Meeting ID: (see 9 digits in link to the right under "Online event")

    NOTE: RSVPs here represent only some who may join. This event is advertised across multiple platforms.

    CREATING CONNECTION CANADA is a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing authentic conversation, promoting meaningful activities & fostering holistic wellness practices.

    By embodying the principle of unity in diversity, dialogue is enriched by individuals with different backgrounds and experiences and even viewpoints which are contrary. Building relationships of trust, facilitates inner peace and meaningful conversations in our inclusive communities. We are LGBTQ+ affirming.

    As a REGISTERED NON-PROFIT charity working to bring community together through like-minded interests, if you would like to support our ongoing efforts, we welcome and gratefully appreciate any contributions made through this link
    https://creating-connection-canada.square.site/#MxlQIS. Tax receipts provided.

    Visit our PRODUCTS FOR PURPOSE online store (http://www.products4purpose.ca). Purchases benefit our partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations. Your support is gratefully appreciated!

    https://www.creatingconnection.ca/
    https://www.facebook.com/creatingconnectioncanada/
    https://www.instagram.com/creatingconnexion/

  • Intermediate Watercolour - Guided Art Class - Thursdays @ 1 PM ET (ON, CAN)

    "When you can't go outside, go inside" and find a little distraction from the everyday with this on-line art class featuring intermediate level watercolour techniques.

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

    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 volunteer her time in helping others paint while continuing her own recovery. May you find yourself inspired by the giftedness that emerges through your creations.

    Since the beginning of the pandemic in April 2020, Cathy has taught her level 1 watercolour class to students on-line every Tuesday, a community that has grown to nearly 100 artists any given week.

    Many folks are now ready to take their skills up a notch and this class is an opportunity to develop new skills at an intermediate level and style.

    Examples of some techniques that will be covered include a Salt Process, Negative Painting, and layering, to name a few.

    MATERIALS NEEDED
    - Watercolor paper for watercolours, preferably 140 lb. This can be Canson’s from Walmart or wherever you are able to order or pick up supplies.
    - Pencil, painters tape, backer board (to tape art paper/canvas to), paper towel, brushes (Curry’s #0, #3 & #6), water dish, paper towel, 2nd water dish (for rinsing brushes), access to computer or tablet with a camera to see and follow the demonstration.

    These classes are geared to an intermediate level of skill and experience. All are welcome to give it a try.

    You can check out videos of past workshops, view pictures of finished pieces and follow updates at http://watercolour.creatingconnection.ca or visit our YouTube channel at http://watercolourtv.creatingconnection.ca

    DATE/TIME: Thursdays @ 1:00 PM Eastern Time (Ontario, Canada)

    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: Can't do video? Just dial-in from your home/cell phone and punch in the meeting ID number provided in your confirmation email. 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

    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.

    CREDIT CARD: http://donations.creatingconnection.ca
    E-TRANSFER: [masked]

    You can also visit our PRODUCTS 4 PURPOSE online store (http://www.products4purpose.ca) and make a purchase that benefits our meaningful partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations.

    Or support us by shopping on Amazon with this link: https://amzn.to/3gpHjo9

    Thank you for your kind generosity.

    Website: http://www.creatingconnection.ca
    Facebook: http://facebook.creatingconnection.ca
    YouTube: http://youtube.creatingconnection.ca
    Instagram: http://instagram.creatingconnection.ca
    Twitter: http://twitter.creatingconnection.ca
    Meetup: http://meetup.creatingconnection.ca
    Eventbrite: http://eventbrite.creatingconnection.ca
    Retreats: https://www.connectionretreat.com

  • Coffee & Meaningful Conversation @ 1:30 PM EDT (CAN/US) "Do-Overs"

    This week’s topic is: Do-overs

    If you could change the way you responded to certain situations in your past, would you react differently?
    Come prepared to share 3-4 different times when you wished you had chosen a different path or a different response.

    You are warmly invited into meaningful discussion with others while exploring some deeper perspectives along the way.

    Creating Connection West (Vancouver) hosts this safe, casual, inclusive, and accepting online group, where dialogue is encouraged over debate, and each person is encouraged to share openly from their own diverse understandings and experiences.

    Folks in this group enjoy going beyond small talk, reflecting both inward and outward, helping build pathways for more peace and understanding in the world... and your voice matters! Diverse perspectives, beliefs (or creeds) are most welcome.

    Whether to discover yourself amidst a community on a common journey or to find meaning among new friends, there is room at the table for you.

    SESSION FORMAT
    - Introductions
    - Overview of discussion etiquette
    - Ice Breaker topic - a light topic to get us warmed up
    - Featured topic - each person is invited to take a turn sharing as the group holds space open for thought and active listening.
    - Visiting and back and forth questions.

    WHEN: Weekly on Thursdays at 1:30 PM Eastern Time (Ontario, Canada)

    ZOOM ONLINE: Follow the link to the right to join the video conference on your phone, tablet or PC from the comfort of your own space. ===>>>

    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: Can't do video? Just dial-in from your home/cell phone and punch in the meeting ID number.

    PHONE: *[masked] (Toronto and area)
    *Long distance charges may apply

    OUTSIDE ONTARIO: Find your local number here https://tinyurl.com/zoom-dial

    MEETING ID: (see 9 digits in link to the right under "Online event")

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

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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.

    People of every walk of life, culture, faith and tradition, participate together in multi-faceted ways, expressing the inspirations, aspirations, wisdom, practices, and blessing of all, realizing that dialogue is enriched by individuals with different backgrounds and experiences - and even contrary viewpoints.

    By creatively embodying guiding principles that transcend fixed rules and conventions - and how they apply in our lives - people are better able to graciously and intentionally engage with one another in discovering purpose and belonging, thus establishing profound relationships of trust. We are LGBTQ+ affirming.

    As a REGISTERED NON-PROFIT charity, we welcome and gratefully appreciate any financial contributions to our ongoing efforts. Tax receipts are provided.

    CREDIT CARD: http://donations.creatingconnection.ca
    E-TRANSFER: [masked]

    You can also visit our PRODUCTS FOR PURPOSE online store (http://www.products4purpose.ca) to make a purchase that will benefit our partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations.

    Thank you for your support!

    Email: [masked]
    Website: https://www.creatingconnection.ca
    Facebook: http://facebook.creatingconnection.ca
    YouTube: http://youtube.creatingconnection.ca
    Instagram: http://instagram.creatingconnection.ca
    Twitter: http://twitter.creatingconnection.ca
    Eventbrite: http://eventbrite.creatingconnection.ca
    Retreats: https://www.connectionretreat.com

  • Yoga Nidra: Healing Through the Chakras @ 7:00 PM EDT (CAN/US)

    Break the cycle of tension and fatigue, regain health and vitality, and reconnect to your soul’s true calling through the practice of Yoga Nidra.

    Yoga Nidra is a conscious relaxation and meditation practice done in a lying down position, where you are guided away from your busy outer life into your inner world and a relaxed, spacious state of mind.

    In this monthly class session, you will learn how to create a new habit of taking time for the kind of deep rest that resets your nervous system by allowing your body to truly rest and repair itself. You will arise refreshed and in touch with your own inner wisdom for living a full life and expressing your unique gifts to the world.

    To be comfortable lying on the floor, please have the following available:
    • Yoga mat
    • Blanket
    • Pillows/cushions
    If you are not comfortable lying on the floor, Yoga Nidra can also be practiced lying on your bed or a comfy reclining easy chair.

    Facilitated by Vickie MacArthur.
    www.spiritinmotionyoga.com

    Listen to Vickie’s 20-minute Yoga Nidra podcast here.
    https://soundcloud.com/user-433479812/yoganidra/s-KJn1X

    Thursday, May 13 - States of Deep Relaxation
    Learn about the different states of relaxation and how yoga's "maya koshas" provide a kind of map to help us move beyond the thoughts, feelings, and beliefs that keep us stuck in old patterns of behaviour. Experience the shimmering stillness of your True Self through the meditative practice of Yoga Nidra.

    Thursday, June 17 - Healing Through the Chakras
    Learn to tune into the wisdom of the chakras as subtle energy centers that provide a map to healing physical tension and pain, as well as anxiety and depression in our minds. Experience a yoga nidra practice to balance your chakras, soothe your nervous system, while creating new pathways to your true and eternal peaceful self.
    DATE/TIME: Thursdays, May 13 & June 17 @ 7:00 PM EDT (ON, CAN)

    PRESENTED BY: AWAKENING SPIRITUALITY, spiritual seekers providing online gatherings to explore various topics, share knowledge, experiences, understandings and questions in a safe, non-judgmental space.

    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.

    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: Can't do video? Just dial-in from your home/cell phone and punch in the meeting ID number provided in your confirmation email. Find your local number here https://tinyurl.com/zoom-dial
    (*long distance charges may apply).

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

    CREDIT CARD: http://donations.creatingconnection.ca
    E-TRANSFER: [masked]

    You can also visit our PRODUCTS 4 PURPOSE online store (http://www.products4purpose.ca) and make a purchase that benefits our meaningful partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations.

    Your support is gratefully appreciated!

    Website: http://www.creatingconnection.ca
    Facebook: http://facebook.creatingconnection.ca
    YouTube: http://youtube.creatingconnection.ca
    Instagram: http://instagram.creatingconnection.ca
    Twitter: http://twitter.creatingconnection.ca
    Meetup: http://meetup.creatingconnection.ca
    Eventbrite: http://eventbrite.creatingconnection.ca
    Retreats: https://www.connectionretreat.com

  • Plant Based Nutrition - Community, Conversation & Support @ 7:00 PM

    During this time of COVID-19 physical distancing and home sequestering, Jim & Janet's sessions are moving on-line monthly.

    If you’re interested in plant-based nutrition and have questions about getting enough nutrients, incorporating more plant-based foods into your meals, or just curious to know more about this lifestyle, then these sessions are for you.

    Last time we reviewed what is involved in a WFPB diet and talked about advantages of a plant based diet to support our immunity especially important in these days of COVID-19.

    DATE/TIME: Monthly on the 2nd last Thursday @ 7:00 PM EST (CAN/US)

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

    DIAL-IN AUDIO: Can't do video? Just dial-in from your home/cell phone and punch in the meeting ID number.

    Phone:[masked] (Toronto)

    Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/koqvNHHWU

    Meeting ID: (see 9 digits in link to the right under "Online event")

    With a mixture of story sharing, presenting, and short video clips, the workshop is scheduled to run for 90 minutes with time afterwards for some Q&A.

    For ongoing support and information please consider joining our Plant Based Nutrition 101 Facebook group community at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1366428630040300

    Hope to see you there. Here's to your health!

    NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only a partial list of attendees as this event is advertised in several other places.

    PLANT BASED NUTRITION isn’t a hard concept, but there are many concerns on a wide range of topics, including if obtaining a proper amount of nutrients is possible without animal foods. Our country has prioritized processed foods and a large amount of animal-based foods as being a part of the Standard North American diet, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

    We have the ability to eat a whole foods, unprocessed diet without eating animals and obtain all the nutrients we need in the process. Wondering about where you’ll get your protein, calcium, iron, and B vitamins? No need!

    Learn how to base your diet off whole foods, and how to eat a variety of vegetables, leafy greens, fruits, nuts, seeds, beans, and legumes. Jim & Janet will talk about how these foods contain a variety of nutrients that sustains anyone not eating animal-based foods and how it adds more fiber, phytonutrients, and antioxidants into your diet.

    A whole foods vegan diet can give your body everything it needs, and here you can learn about some of the most common areas of concern, along with answers and information to explore, including a list of the most important nutrients you need and where to find them in a plant-based diet.

    CREATING CONNECTION CANADA is a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing in authentic conversation, promoting meaningful activities and fostering holistic wellness practices.

    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. We are LGBTQ+ affirming.

    As a REGISTERED NON-PROFIT charity working to bring community together through like-minded interests, if you would like to support our ongoing efforts, we welcome and gratefully appreciate any contributions made through this link - https://creating-connection-canada.square.site/#MxlQIS. Tax receipts are provided.

    You can also visit our PRODUCTS FOR PURPOSE online store (http://www.products4purpose.ca) and make a purchase that benefits our meaningful partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations. Your support is gratefully appreciated!

    Website: https://www.creatingconnection.ca/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creatingconnectioncanada/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creatingconnexion/

  • Conversation Café & Meaningful Dialogue @ 7 PM

    Online event

    From the comfort of your own space, you are warmly invited into dialogue with others and to discussing different topics each week while exploring some deeper questions along the way.

    In this safe, inclusive, casual, and accepting environment, dialogue is encouraged over debate as each person has opportunity to share from their own diverse perspectives and experiences.

    Folks in this group enjoy going beyond small talk, reflecting both inward and outward, helping build pathways for more peace and understanding in the world... and your voice matters! Diverse perspectives, beliefs (or creeds) are most welcome.

    Whether to discover yourself amidst a community on a common journey or to find meaning among new friends, there is room at the table for you.

    Hope to see you there!

    DATE/TIME: Weekly on the Fridays @ 7:00 PM EST (Ontario, Canada)

    ZOOM ONLINE: Follow the link to the right to join the video conference on your phone, tablet or PC from the comfort of your own space. ===>>>

    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: Can't do video? Just dial-in from your home/cell phone and punch in the meeting ID number.

    PHONE: *[masked] (Toronto and area)
    *Long distance charges may apply

    OUTSIDE ONTARIO: Find your local number here https://tinyurl.com/zoom-dial

    MEETING ID: (see 9 digits in link to the right under "Online event")

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

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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.

    For more information contact [masked] or to find a connection group near you visit www.creatingconnection.info.
    As a REGISTERED NON-PROFIT charity, we welcome and gratefully appreciate any financial contributions to our ongoing efforts. Tax receipts are provided.

    CREDIT CARD: http://donations.creatingconnection.ca
    E-TRANSFER: [masked]

    You can also visit our PRODUCTS FOR PURPOSE online store (http://www.products4purpose.ca) to make a purchase that will benefit our partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations.

    Thank you for your support!

    Website: http://www.creatingconnection.ca
    Facebook: http://facebook.creatingconnection.ca
    YouTube: http://youtube.creatingconnection.ca
    Instagram: http://instagram.creatingconnection.ca
    Twitter: http://twitter.creatingconnection.ca
    Meetup: http://meetup.creatingconnection.ca
    Eventbrite: http://eventbrite.creatingconnection.ca
    Retreats: https://www.connectionretreat.com

  • Tai Chi Series - Review & Practice all 108 Moves (all experience levels) @ 3 PM

    This series of webinars offer the opportunity to review and practice a Chinese martial art and system of calisthenics, consisting of sequences of very slow controlled movements. The practice promotes the qi or life energy within us to flow smoothly and effectively throughout the body. It is also a meditation and spiritual practice.

    Join Johan Koeslag as he takes you through a review of all 108 moves for all levels of skill and experience. Johan has been practicing Tai Chi since 1995 and has taught many classes. Recordings will be available for review.

    Recordings are available for review at:
    https://awakeningspirituality.ca/tai-chi

    DATE/TIME: Select Mondays @ 3:00 PM EST (CAN/US)

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

    DIAL-IN AUDIO: Can't do video? Just dial-in from your home/cell phone and punch in the meeting ID number.

    Phone:[masked] (Toronto and area)
    Long Distance charges may apply

    Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/koqvNHHWU

    Meeting ID: (see 9 digits in link to the right under "Online event")

    NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only some folks who may join since this event is advertised across multiple media platforms.

    Presented by AWAKENING SPIRITUALITY, an online gathering for spiritual seekers to openly explore various spiritual topics, share knowledge, experience, understandings and even question in a safe, non-judgmental space. The focus is on dialogue and guidance rather than dogma or restricted thinking.

    www.awakeningspirituality.ca
    www.facebook.com/awakeningspirituality.ca/
    www.youtu.be/dlJXcyCxybE
    Podcasts: https://anchor.fm/awakening-spirituality

    If you would like to support this and other such meaningful activities being offered by Awakening Spirituality, we would humbly and gratefully appreciate your support. We are a REGISTERED NON-PROFIT CHARITY. E-transfers can be sent to mailto:[masked]. Receipts will be provided. You may also support us by using this link https://amzn.to/3wWcfS when you shop at Amazon without any added expense to you.

    CREATING CONNECTION CANADA is a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing in authentic conversation, promoting meaningful activities and fostering holistic wellness practices.

    People of every walk of life, culture, faith or tradition, participate in a myriad of connection groups, forming meaningful community within the reality of this welcomed diversity. As a result of this inclusive outlook, these communities are multi-faceted - expressing the inspirations, aspirations, wisdom, practices and blessing of all.

    By embodying the principle of unity in diversity, we discover that dialogue is enriched by individuals with different backgrounds and experiences - and even by viewpoints which are contrary. By building relationships of trust, we can facilitate inner peace and meaningful conversations in our inclusive communities. We are LGBTQ+ affirming.

    As a REGISTERED NON-PROFIT charity working to bring community together through like-minded interests, if you would like to support our ongoing efforts, we welcome and gratefully appreciate any contributions made through this link - https://creating-connection-canada.square.site/#MxlQIS. Tax receipts are provided.

    You can also visit our PRODUCTS FOR PURPOSE online store (http://www.products4purpose.ca) and make a purchase that benefits our meaningful partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations. Your support is gratefully appreciated!

    Website: https://www.creatingconnection.ca/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creatingconnectioncanada/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creatingconnexion/

  • Vinyasa Yoga Flow @ 8 PM

    Online event

    Create space in your week for some “you time” - Get out of your head and into your body!

    You are invited to attend our weekly Vinyasa Yoga Flow with Danica Beth, our certified instructor, and connect live with her on-line from the comfort of your own space.

    In this class you will coordinate movement with breath to flow from one pose to the next (e.g. from Chaturanga to Upward-Facing Dog to Downward-Facing Dog, etc.​)​

    Whether you are new to yoga or a seasoned yogi, all skill and experience levels are welcome and accommodated. Please consider having a water bottle on hand and, if interested, a notebook and pen to journal some reflective notes in.

    Don't forget to connect 10-15 minutes ahead of time to check your set-up and sound levels (but please be aware the session may be locked at 8:40 pm for security reasons).

    We can't wait to share in this practice with you!

    DATE/TIME: Weekly on the Mondays @ 8:00 PM EST (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.

    DIAL-IN AUDIO: Can't do video? Just dial-in from your home/cell phone and punch in the meeting ID number.

    Phone:[masked] (Toronto and area)

    Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/koqvNHHWU

    Meeting ID: (see 9 digits in link to the right under "Online event")

    Hope to see you there.

    NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only a partial list of attendees as this event is advertised in many different places.

    CREATING CONNECTION CANADA is a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing in authentic conversation, promoting meaningful activities and fostering holistic wellness practices.

    People of every walk of life, culture, faith or tradition, participate in a myriad of connection groups, forming meaningful community within the reality of this welcomed diversity. As a result of this inclusive outlook, these communities are multi-faceted - expressing the inspirations, aspirations, wisdom, practices and blessing of all.

    By embodying the principle of unity in diversity, we discover that dialogue is enriched by individuals with different backgrounds and experiences - and even by viewpoints which are contrary. By building relationships of trust, we can facilitate inner peace and meaningful conversations in our inclusive communities. We are LGBTQ+ affirming.

    As a REGISTERED NON-PROFIT charity working to bring community together through like-minded interests, if you would like to support our ongoing efforts, we welcome and gratefully appreciate any contributions made through this link - https://creating-connection-canada.square.site/#MxlQIS. Tax receipts are provided.

    You can also visit our PRODUCTS FOR PURPOSE online store (http://www.products4purpose.ca) and make a purchase that benefits our meaningful partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations. Your support is gratefully appreciated!

    Website: https://www.creatingconnection.ca/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creatingconnectioncanada/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creatingconnexion/