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Challenge Theme:

As ongoing isolation and lockdowns persist, people need to maintain a sense of community and mental well-being now, and into recovery beyond COVID-19. Various institutions have taken different approaches on how to relieve community burden, but have these measures worked in contributing to fostering a sense of community in the City of Toronto?

By selecting this theme, you and your team will select a community-based research question to consider and map for your submission.

Some examples include:

  • Access to community centres and mental health support services
  • Supporting seniors while navigating physical distancing
  • Social events and their importance to community building
  • Access to food and secure housing during this crisis

As you look toward the future of social innovation systems through this challenge, you will need to engage with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). While many goals could apply, here are some related SDGs:

  • Goal 2: Zero Hunger
  • Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being
  • Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Humber Centres of Innovation Networks

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Humber Learning Outcomes

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Key Mindsets

  • Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Sustainability
  • Systems Thinking

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  • Critical Thinking

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Skills In Action

  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Digital Fluency
  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism
  • Strategic Problem-Solving

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 2 - Zero Hunger

Goal 3 - Good Health and Well-Being

Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

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