Cultivating the Power of Human Connection: A Movement in the Making

Join This Human Connection Movement

Harnessing the profound impact of human connection can revolutionize not only our personal lives but also our society as a whole. Recently, I had the privilege of attending the second annual Canadian Human Connection Conference in Toronto, Ontario. This was an event that left me inspired and eager to share why you should consider joining this transformative experience in the fall of 2024.

Canadian Human Connection Conference 2023. Photo courtesy of the Gen Well project.

This conference delved deep into the critical role of human connection in our lives. Numerous speakers referenced the U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory on the Healing Effects of Social Connection and Community, published earlier this year.

The awareness and recognition of the power of social bonds are spreading globally.

Beyond personal connections, and the extensive research presented, the conference highlighted the incredible work of Pete Bombaci who is the founder of the Gen Well Project. This “Human Connection” movement, dedicated to fostering human connections, and educating Canadians on the importance of social health, has the potential to reshape our society profoundly.

As we discussed the significance of social connection, it became evident that there is momentum building. The Canadian federal government is now allocating resources to develop the “Canadian Social Connection Guidelines,” recognizing the vital importance of human connection for our overall well-being.

Attending this conference made me feel like an integral part of a movement that is poised to change the very fabric of our society. This initiative empowers us to become catalysts for transformation, driving change on a broader scale.

I’ve found a new community.

The conference also opened the door to a thriving professional community of passionate researchers and social practitioners. If you’ve got an eye for research, explore the Canadian Alliance for Social Connection & Health who are in partnership with the Gen Well Project. Beyond expanding our networks, we have the chance to influence and guide society toward a more interconnected, compassionate, and understanding future. I believe that we could use this now more than ever. 

Join us next year.

Looking ahead to next year, anticipation is building for a conference that promises to be even larger and more transformative. I’ll be sure to keep you informed on the opportunity to immerse yourself in this human connection movement.

In conclusion, don’t underestimate the potential of human connection to re-shape our society. Canada is poised to lead the way by implementing Social Connection Guidelines. These will be similar to the guidelines we have for fitness and nutrition. Embrace the power of human connection and become an integral part of a movement that’s redefining the way we connect and thrive together.

This is not just about personal growth; it’s about creating a brighter future for all.


Tony is the author of “Talk2MorePeople: Change Your Life by Meeting People,” which teaches people to uncover opportunities and adventures by putting down their phones and connecting with real, live people face-to-face. By registering for Tony’s free “Talk2MorePeople Tips” at, you will receive a “Human Connection Starter Kit” with free sections from the book and other great resources to build human connection. Learn how to build more human connections into your life and business today at