Underrepresented Groups (SFS)


Staying Socially Connected

Author(s): Community Literacy of Ontario
Published: 2024
Funder(s): MLITSD

Community Literacy of Ontario (CLO) is pleased to share our Staying Socially Connected resource.

A social connection can take place anywhere: in a physical place where people connect face-to-face or via a virtual space such as social media or a private online forum. It can involve family, a neighbour, or strangers. It can be with one other or a few other people as well as larger groups. It can involve social or work situations.

This resource will consider positive aspects of social connections, including:

  • why a learner should engage socially

  • social anxiety and other sources of social isolation

  • finding interests

  • skills for successful engagement, etc.

It will also discuss adapting and making changes to improve social connections. It will then explore some problem solving to combat roadblocks to connecting socially.

This resource has been designed for learners with Level 2 skills.

While this curriculum resource was specifically written for under-represented groups, the content may have broader application to other adult learners who are interested in this topic.

This resource is designed to be used by learners in various settings, including independent learning, 1-to-1 tutoring, small group and classroom learning.

URL: https://www.communityliteracyofontario.ca/skills-for-success/staying-socially-connected
File(s): PDF document CLO-SFS+23-24_UG_Staying+Socially+Connected_FINAL.pdf
Skills for Success: Communication