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+)

Coffee & Conversation Online - "Rejection and Validation" - Wed @ 11:00 AM EDT

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This Week's Topic: "Rejection & Validation"

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.

PREPARATION: For better context, please consider watching this inspirational video: VALIDATION.

Questions to help with the discussion:

  • "Generally, do you experience more rejection or validation in your life?"
  • "Where do you look for validation (or do you)?"
  • "What effect/emotion(s) does rejection/dismissiveness create in you?"
  • "How does validation help you overcome rejection (or does it)?"
  • "Are you comfortable with validation (or how is it weird/awkward)?"
  • "When was a time you were recently validated (or when you validated someone)?"

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!

No particular set of beliefs (or creed) is required to be a part of this community-building activity. Diverse perspectives are 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.

DATE/TIME: Every Wednesday @ 11:00 AM Eastern Time (ON, CAN)

This is a weekly discussion group with regular attending members.

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 meeting on your tablet or PC.

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

NOTE: For the best experience, please be sure you have the latest version of ZOOM by checking here.

DIAL-IN AUDIO: Device audio issues? Just dial-in from your home/cell phone and punch in the meeting ID number[masked].

Find your local number here
(*long distance charges may apply).

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

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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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An Evening of Nurturing Spirit @ 6:00 PM Introduction to Meditation with Barbara

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Introduction to Meditation with Barbara Ptak

You have heard about meditation for years. Perhaps you have even tried it. But it seems with all the chaos of the world right now you are looking for a process to calm down. Anxiety may be part of your everyday world, something that never happened before. You find yourself noticing a shortness of breath, perhaps heart racing and all this is just to get prepared to enter a grocery store. As you run your checklist of face mask, hand sanitizer and noticing if there is enough distance between you and the other shoppers. Your breath starts coming fast and shallow, your heart races and you just feel like everything is hyper-sensitive. Then you come home and try to settle your nerves. It seems like it takes longer and longer.

Join me in a 1 hour discussion on how meditation can help you regain calm. How you can reset your nervous system and take it off high alert. You do not need to travel to Nepal and sit with Monks to learn this easy technique. You might be thinking I tried this before, and it didn’t work. That was me. I thought guided meditations were cheating and it didn’t count if I couldn’t reach some altered state. I imagined I had to have a special place and a special chair to sit on if I was to truly meditate. I discovered this was just not true!

Come join me as I teach a 1 hour You can do it too, an introduction to meditation.

You will learn:
What is meditation?
How it can benefit your body, mind and spirit.
You will experience some easy meditation techniques to implement in real time!

Barbara Ptak
www.wellnessbalancing.com
Email: [masked]

Barbara’s Bio
Barbara Ptak is a straight-talking mentor who helps chronic over-givers remember how to give to themselves. Barbara’s trademark big-hearted honest style blends deep metaphysical concepts with straight-up practical advice. And all delivered with a side of loving humor and a strong belief that it’s never too late to start again.

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

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

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

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
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Retreats: https://www.connectionretreat.com

Energy Management and Integrity - Monday, May 30th @ 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

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