Thank You for Supporting the First Annual Canadian Human Connection Conference!

The 2022 Canadian Human Connection Conference

See you next year… in person!

The COVID-19 pandemic has awakened many of us to the importance of human connection for health, happiness, wellbeing and the betterment of society. Now more than ever, it is important for schools, businesses and community leaders to invest in building happier, healthy and more connected communities. Decades of research have demonstrated that social connection and social support are powerful positive determinants of mental and physical health, and that social isolation, disconnection, and loneliness have powerful negative consequences for individual health and well-being across the life course. 

Yet, social health is often side-lined, deprioritized, and de-emphasized in our schools, workplaces, and even in our health and social care services. The time is now to ramp up the awareness and knowledge around the importance of human connection to our overall well-being.

The GenWell Project, in partnership with the Institute for Social Connection, is pleased to announce the 2022 Canadian Human Connection Conference, which will take place on October 25th and 26th, 2022. CHCC 2022 is an interdisciplinary conference, welcoming researchers, policy makers, healthcare providers, and business and community members to join and share the latest evidence and experiences about how we can work together to rebuild a connected Canada. Presenters with expertise in any field relevant to social connection are encouraged to attend.

Virtual Format

CHCC 2022 will be hosted online from October 25-26. Each conference day will include approximately 4 hours of virtual programming to allow live participation across Canada. To engage grassroots community building, the GenWell Project is also encouraging organizers across the country to host pre- and post-conference events and viewing parties, which can happen on either side of the daily programming. We will provide small convening grants to cover basic needs and will also send each host a toolkit with conference
materials. For information on how you can become a GenWell Host and organize a CHCC2022 event, email

Registration for the virtual conference is now open, visit to register or sign up for the GenWell Project mailing list to stay on top of updates! Presenters are also invited to join the Institute for Social Connection as affiliate researchers. There is no membership fee associated with joining the institute. For more information about joining the Institute for Social Connection, visit

Registration Fees

Both The GenWell Project and the Institute for Social Connection believe it is important to make this conference affordable for all Canadians. Any proceeds above the cost of the conference will go to support the efforts of The GenWell Project to educate, empower, and catalyze the Canadian population around the importance of human connection for their health, happiness, longevity and the betterment of society. If you find the fees to join us a barrier to entry, please contact us at and we will work to include everyone in this critical conversation.

Type Early Bird Regular
General Admission – Adult $49.00 CAD $69.00 CAD
Student, Not For Profit Employee $29.00 CAD $49.00 CAD

Are You Able
to Volunteer?

The Canadian Human Connection Conference is a volunteer-driven event. If you are interested in serving as an abstract reviewer or a session facilitator, please contact us at

Questions, Concerns

If you have questions, comments, or concerns about the project or application process, please feel free to contact the Programming Committee at


CHCC 2022 Partners is made possible through funding from these partners.

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