What we're about

Our group is for those who crave deeper connections in life. Not only within themselves, but with others, creation, the universe and "The Divine" itself. Whether you feel it through your mind, your body or your inner being, deep connection eludes many of us as we navigate the constant noise in our everyday lives.

In this meetup we offer a variety of activities that can transform the way you engage and interact with the very connections you seek, taking you beyond scratching the surface and into real, authentic relationships.

Utilizing effective models and practices such as Conversation Cafés, TED Talk Discussions, Retreats, & Workshops, Free Hugs/Listening days, Reading Groups, Drumming Circles, Food & Nutrition Awareness, Physical Mindfulness, Pay-it-Forward Actions, Zentangle and Colouring Therapy, Krafting Kindness projects, Care & Compassion Programs, Labyrinths and Meditation, and many others, a more compelling picture can begin to emerge, and help create a greater awareness of the interconnectedness of everything.

Our hope is to create opportunities for you to experience this awakening and transformation that in the end will allow you to find more connection and wholeness in your life.

Come build community with us as we help bring people into relationship with each other. We look forward to our journey together.

Upcoming events (5)

[ONLINE] Guided Watercolour Art Class @ 1 p.m.

Online event

When you can't go outside, go inside" and find a little distraction from the uncertainty of current world issues with this on-line art class featuring guided watercolour techniques. Bring your curiosity to a meaningful activity that includes a mixture of stimulation, reflection, thought provocation, peaceful calm, relaxation and mindfulness. For the purpose and timing of this class, we will focus on a watercolor art piece, but feel free to use whatever tools you have in your art bag (crayon, lead pencils, colored pencil crayons, charcoal, marker, etc.) Your guide will be Cathy Wild, a Barrie resident who began painting as therapy in April 2016 after her own journey through self discovery after brain surgery. Some of her art has been on display at The Edge Gallery and at The Barrie Art Club. Through an association with the Community Wholeness Centre, 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. MATERIALS: Regular paper or craft paper, or sketch paper for pencils and pencil crayons. Watercolor paper for watercolors, 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 (for rinsing brushes), water dish, paper towel, access to computer or cell with camera to see and follow demonstration. All levels of skill and experience are welcome. Hope to see you there, and if you are in need of a ride, please send a message to have one arranged. DATE/TIME: Every Tuesday @ 1 p.m. EDT (CAN/US) ZOOM ONLINE: From the comfort of your own space, click the link under "Online event" over on the right (after you've RSVPed) to join the video conference on your phone, tablet or PC. NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only some folks who may attend since this event is advertised through several other on-line and print mediums. ABOUT CREATING CONNECTION CANADA Creating Connection is a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing in authentic conversation, promoting meaningful activities and fostering holistic wellness practices. We are LGBTQ+ affirming. Please visit our Products 4 Purpose online store (http://www.products4purpose.ca) to make a purchase (or leave a donation) 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/ WEEKEND RETREATS Do you long for deeper, more meaningful connection? Then consider attending one of our weekend retreats. Experience workshops, presentations, holistic wellness practices and other activities that help explore the inner self while connecting externally with others, the world around us and the divine. email: [masked] https://www.connectionretreat.com/

[ONLINE] Love Filled Stitches Shawl Knitting Group @ 7 PM

Calling all crafters (knitting, crocheting, etc.) interested in creating shawls of blessing for those in times of need. Join on-line here with your needles, hooks, yarn and wool as we share in patterns, concerns, discussion, and group blessings of our shawl creations. Our time together in mindfulness of others facing grief, challenges, suffering, or difficult circumstances, help embed compassion, love and comfort into every single stitch. Your presence is welcome in this opportunity to participate in the blessings of community. DATE/TIME: Monthly on the third Tuesday @ 7:00 PM (EDT) 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 Number:[masked] Meeting ID: (see 9 digits in link to the right under "Online event") Hope to see you there. Here's to your health! NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only partial list of attendees as this event is advertised in many different places. ABOUT CREATING CONNECTION CANADA Creating Connection 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. Please visit our Products 4 Purpose online store (http://www.products4purpose.ca) to make a purchase (or leave a donation) that benefits our meaningful partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations. Your support is gratefully appreciated! 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 weekend retreats. Experience workshops, presentations, holistic wellness practices and other activities that help explore the inner self while connecting externally with others, the world around us and the divine. email: [masked] https://www.connectionretreat.com/

[ONLINE] Vinyasa Yoga Flow @ 8pm

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!

An Evening of Nurturing Spirit @ 6:00 PM

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Creating Connection Vancouver presents: An Evening of Nurturing Spirit Is physical distancing and home isolating getting you down? Could you use a pick me up in the middle of the week? Then you are invited for an hour or so of meaningful community as we bring industry experts to help us learn how to care for ourselves from home. Join in conversation with others who are going through the same emotions as you, and who crave the same uplifting support you do. SESSION FORMAT - Welcome and Introductions - Opening Meditation - Guest Speaker followed by Q&A - Closing Meditation You will hear experts in mental health, nutrition, essential oils, yoga, physiotherapy, meditation, dream analysis and more. Join in 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. DATE/TIME: Every Wednesday @ 6:00 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 Number:[masked] Meeting ID: (see 9 digits in link to the right under "Online event") Hope to see you there. Here's to your health! NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only partial list of attendees as this event is advertised in many different places. ABOUT CREATING CONNECTION CANADA Creating Connection is a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing in authentic conversation, promoting meaningful activities and fostering holistic wellness practices. We are LGBTQ+ affirming. PRODUCTS FOR PURPOSE Please visit our online store (http://www.products4purpose.ca) to make a purchase (or leave a donation) 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/

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