Calgary Centre for Global Community provides education, engagement and research opportunities to enhance and expand Calgarians' capacity for responsible, well-informed, effective global citizenship. Our work recognizes the inter-connectedness of local and global issues and their impact on the well-being of our communities.
We also act as the umbrella organization for Humainologie, an international, multi-media production house.
Empathy Week 2017 RFP Deadline Approaching
Humainologie is planning its inaugural Empathy Week for June 1-7, 2017. The week will be filled with interactive, multimedia events that promote and heighten individuals’ capacity for empathy, personal connection and recognition of shared humanity.
Humainologie is inviting collaborators in Calgary, Canada to be part of the cultivation, preparation and presentation of their own events as part of Empathy Week. As such, we have issued a REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS. The submission deadline is February 24, 2017.
'Our Canada, My Story' Opens at CMHR
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights will be presenting its exhibit, 'Our Canada, My Story' ('Notre Canada, mon histoire') featuring seven Humainologie films.
The exhibit, conceived by the Museum in Winnipeg and opening February 28, invites you to connect with different people across Canada as they share their experiences with human rights through short films. The stories explore what it means to work towards equality, inclusion and dignity. Check out our trailer above!
Supported by the Calgary Centre for Global Community (CCGC), Humainologie is a production house whose work directly contributes to CCGC’s mission of inspiring and enabling effective global citizenship. We believe that the more we truly connect with ourselves and with others, the more we will naturally create a more humane global community.
"Humain" in French means both "human" and "humane". Humainologie recognizes the possibility of embracing both the opportunity to become more humane as a society, and the opportunity to recognize and accept our own and others' imperfect humanness. Somewhere between or within the two, is where we think there's an opening.
Check out our new launch videos about human connection:
We Are Humainologie
The Spaces Between Us
‘‘There isn’t anyone you couldn’t love once you’ve heard their story’
- Mary Lou Kownacki
Our exhibit 'under an umbrella we met', features eight short films where you can step into the actual, worn shoes of the person you are watching. The initial series, 'Faces of Islam' introduces the experiences and views of eight Muslims from different parts of the world. The exhibit has been shared at Calgary's City Hall, with the Aga Khan Foundation Canada's "Together" touring exhibit, at TedEx Calgary, GlobalFest Calgary, and various post-secondary institutions throughout Alberta.
A further 'under an umbrella we met' film series sharing the stories of six Indigenous Youth in Alberta, Canada, is currently in production.
The experience of wearing the shoes of the person in the film helps to intensify the connection between the viewer and the film subject.
Find out more about our 'Faces of Islam' series and the exhibit at www.underanumbrellawemet.com
Please contact us if you are interested in bringing the experience to your site. The exhibit can be transported to locations both within and outside of Canada.
Internships & Volunteering
Calgary Centre for Global Community and Humainologie
offer a number of ways for you to become engaged with our work, including internships in a variety of areas and volunteering throughout the organization.
Our current offerings can be found here.
Contact us at email@example.com for more details or to be added to our volunteer list.
Film Festival Wins
Our film About Adnan in the 'under an umbrella we met' series recently received a Rising Star Award in the 2016 Canada International Film Festival. Watch the award winning film HERE.
Seven of our 'under an umbrella we met' series films were also part of the 2016 North West Film Fest in Edmonton.