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Share your favourite hi

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This month, we’re focusing on times when it feels natural to reach out to another person. When was the last time someone reached out to you with a hi? Did it change your whole day? Did it give you pause before you went back into regular life? It could be someone opening a door for […]

Say Hi to April!

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This month, we want to talk about what makes it easy to start with hi. We all know that sometimes it can feel like a challenge to say hi, and we’ve shared some easy ways to overcome those challenges. This time, tell us about a time when you found it natural to share a hi […]

Start a long weekend with Hi

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March has been an incredible month of starting great things with a simple hi. We’ve shared stories and tips about saying hi even when it’s hard, and wonderful examples of warm greetings. We saw adorable animals saying hi, small gestures that can make a big difference and a few sports teams who know how to […]

Is it hard to start with Hi?

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This month, we’re looking at ways in which we can all start something special with a simple Hi. Part of that is acknowledging that sometimes it’s not easy to say hi. This week, we’re asking about what makes it challenging to say hi to others. Everyone has been in a situation where they know in […]

How do you say Hi?

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It feels like spring might be ready to say Hi to us very soon! It’s a time to get outside, say hi to the neighbours and make new connections with your community. This March, we’re looking at how people say Hi in lots of different ways. A Hi isn’t always a verbal communication. Sometimes it’s […]

Being a good neighbour

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Ask anyone and they’ll tell you they’re willing to help someone if needed. We all like to think of ourselves a certain way, and we like the idea of assisting others because that’s what nice people do. But in reality, after a hard day, or a long walk in wet shoes, or way too many things […]

Emily cares about neighbourhoods

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Get To Know Emily from startwithhi.ca on Vimeo. We joined Emily to talk about building neighbourhoods with a simple hi. She shared her day meeting new friends and expressing why a hi makes her feel more safe in the community. Emily feels that when someone says hi to her, she feels more at ease. That […]

A bright – and chilly – winter wonderland

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Now that the holidays are behind us, staying upbeat and motivated can be a challenge. On cold and rainy days, it’s so easy to just huddle up and put down your head until you get to where you’re going. Sure you’re not super-approachable like that, and it certainly doesn’t feel nice, but it’s just for […]

Happy New You!

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Welcome to 2013 everyone! After our great holiday break, and everyone is getting back to a more regular schedule. Now is the time to restart our routines, and to say hi to new ways of looking at things that might seem familiar. The New Year is a time of adventure when you everything around you […]

A year in review

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Okay, so this initiative isn’t quite a year old, but it’s still the time when we take stock of where we are and what we want to do. And as we near the close of the year, it’s so easy dwell on the stuff we didn’t accomplish, or the projects we’d have loved to complete, instead […]