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Social Inclusion Lexicon

Creating welcoming spaces where people feel like they belong is critical to community vitality and sustained economic growth, and we must complement metrics with a compelling narrative that appeals to emotions and core values. 

The Social Inclusion Lexicon highlights 25 words used to articulate the significance of creating welcoming spaces, weaving together the tangible benefits of inclusion with its profound impact on individuals and communities. In doing so, we engage political leaders and community stakeholders in a dialogue that goes beyond numbers, to the very essence of why it is important to welcome and treat people with respect and dignity. 

Social Inclusion Lexicon

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