May 9, 2017– Stratford, ON – The Stratford Perth Community Foundation has partnered with
several local organizations to host their inaugural Stratford Perth Vital Conversation about
sense of belonging in our community.
“A Vital Conversation is a facilitated discussion with community members to learn more about
the social, economic and natural/built environmental trends impacting local quality of life,”
notes SPCF Executive Director, Tracy Van Kalsbeek. “We chose ‘sense of belonging’ as the topic
for our first conversation because it is a fundamental human need – just like food or shelter –
and is essential to our sense of happiness and well-being.”