GenWell Weekends are catalytic occasions that give people an excuse and permission to reach out to others, because we are all in this together and when we have a reason to reach out to others, it makes it easier to do so.
Originally inspired by the connections made during a blackout in 2003 that affected 50M people on the Eastern seaboard of North America, GenWell Weekends are intended to give all of us the excuse to get connected, without the need for a crisis. When we come together to connect and celebrate human connection, not only is it fun, but it builds happier and healthier people, whether at school, at the office, in your home or in your community.
By rallying Canadians and citizens around the world together, around an occasion, a timeline, and a common action, it allows everyone to participate. By focusing the weekend on a positive lens of human connection, we can remove the stigma of a cause, illness or crisis and focus on coming together for the health, happiness, longevity and success of all. Let’s not wait for the next crisis, but use GenWell Weekend as the excuse to reach out to those we have been meaning to see, but just hadn’t had the opportunity to make it happen.
Now that you know the “why” behind our GenWell Weekends, we hope that you will become part of our movement and register your intention to get connected with family, friends, neighbours, colleagues and classmates on GenWell Weekend and help make the world a happier and healthier place for you and everyone that you connect with.
We hope you will register your intention to get connected so we can measure the impact of our message, of our movement and of our weekend, in catalyzing people to get connected. Remember, together we can make the world a happier and healthier place one face-to-face conversation at a time.