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Small Acts Matter
What is it?
The Small Acts Matter campaign reinforces the value of doing little activities that build social well-being. We all intuitively know that doing things like visiting with neighbours, speaking with a small child, or helping someone with a chore, creates a sense of connection and social belonging. It usually makes us feel good! But, did you know, that research supports this intuition?!
The Small Acts Matter campaign highlights activities – validated through research – that do build social belonging and connection. In the long run, a sense of belonging is a protective factor that prevents people from falling into crisis. Protective factors build resilience for individuals, families and communities and keep them socially well.
More information on protective factors is available through The City of Calgary's website.
Links to each of the messages in the Small Acts Matter campaign are below.
you can strengthen relationships with your neighbours.
you can help them be the best they can be.
you can stay healthy and happy.
you help them to develop a sense of belonging and community.
you are a better parent to your own kids.
kids develop friendships, learn new skills and build self-esteem.
you help them develop to their full potential.
you provide the building blocks for a healthy brain.
you can build unexpected friendships.
you can build a connected community.
you can improve your own health and happiness.
you create a better environment for your kids.
you bond with them and with other parents.