Taking five minutes to chat with your neighbours

By taking five minutes to chat with your neighbours, you can build a connected community.

Small Acts Matter - By taking five minutes to chat with your neighbours, you can build a connected community - Red Deer & District FCSS

Evidence

Social cohesion generally refers to a sense of social unity and cooperation among neighbours, and the desire and willingness to work together for the collective good of community members. Measures of neighbourhood cohesion generally include such things as neighbouring practice (e.g. exchanging favours), within neighbourhood participation and volunteerism, social networks and social support.

Source: FCSS Calgary Research Brief No. 5, November 2009