GenWell Weekends are strategically selected
weekends when research suggests that people
may benefit most from an opportunity to get
connected with others. By rallying 38 million
Canadians to connect over the same period of time, we can make reaching out easier for some by providing and an excuse and permission to take action. It can also act as a reminder to those who may feel comfortable in reaching out to think about who might benefit from their outreach. As we slowly exit the global pandemic, we to educate, empower and catalyze Canadians to build healthier connection habits each and everyday.
Originally inspired by the human connections made during a blackout in 2003, that affected 50M people on the Eastern seaboard of North America, GenWell Weekends are intended to give each of us the excuse to reach out and get connected with others, without the need for a crisis, whether it be personal or a global pandemic.
When we come together to connect and celebrate human connection through a positive and proactive lens, not only is it fun and inclusive, but it builds happier and healthier people, whether at school, at the office, in your home or in your community.
Let’s all use GenWell Weekend to reach out to those you have been meaning to see, but haven’t made the time.
Now that you know the “why” behind our GenWell Weekends, we hope that you will become part of the Human Connection Movement and register your intention to get connected with family, friends, neighbours, colleagues and classmates on our next GenWell Weekend, September 23, 24, 25, 2022. By doing so, you also become part of a research project that helps validate the positive impact of human connection on ourselves and others.
Remember, together we can make the world a happier and healthier place one face-to-face conversation at a time.
Registration for the next GenWell Weekend will open six weeks prior to the weekend. In the meantime, sign up for our monthly newsletter or follow us on our social media channels for the latest tips, tools, ideas and research on how you can start building healthier connection habits starting today.
Each GenWell Weekend provides an opportunity to connect with people you have been meaning to reach out to or see. This GenWell Weekend your focus may be on friends or family. The next may be on colleagues and classmates, or maybe building greater connection with your neighbours. Eventually it may be about reaching out to someone in need or building connection through volunteering. Needless to say, we have a long way to go and lots of connections that we can all build upon. The key is to get started and GenWell Weekend the perfect catalyst to make it happen!
Join us for the next GenWell Weekend on September 23 ,24, 25, because together we can make the world a happier and healthier place one face-to-face conversation at a time.