1. fit in a specified place or environment.
synonyms: affiliation, acceptance, association, attachment, integration, closeness, rapport, fellow feeling, fellowship.
We Belong Waterloo Region is a movement that boldly declares: “We all belong in our community!”
Why? The feeling of belonging is a human need, just like food, water, and shelter. A strong sense of belonging improves your health, happiness, and your motivation to contribute to the community.
Belonging often feels abstract, but its impact is very real. Our actions should be real, too. We Belong intends to inspire each of us to foster a sense of belonging in others through simple, everyday actions with friends, neighbours, colleagues, and strangers.
How can you participate? Get Inspired with our stories, ideas, pictures, and videos. Take the pledge and take action to improve belonging in your community. And tell others! Challenge others to take action and be a part of the #WeBelongWR campaign.
|We Belong Waterloo Region is an initiative of Bridges to Belonging.|
|We Belong Waterloo Region has been funded by the Kitchener and Waterloo Community Fund through the George Cluthe Fund.|
Cameron Dearlove, Bridges to Belonging
Lori Maloney Young, Bridges to Belonging
Subeer Bhandari, Bridges to Belonging
Matt Riehl, Extend-a-Family
Kim Sproul, New Story Group
Rochelle Barber, Community Volunteer
We Belong Waterloo Region is grateful to our amazing committee for their work!
The following organizations, groups, and businesses are contributing partners to the We Belong Waterloo Region movement:
|Autism Services Waterloo Region|
|Community Support Connections|
|New Story Group|
|Planned Lifetime Networks|
|Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council|