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She felt lonely during the pandemic, so she created her own online community

Metro Morning spoke to the creator of 'Kinnd' about how COVID-19 has changed people — and what comes next

Laura Sniderman founded 'Kinnd' to help build meaningful friendships

What Comes Next: Turning online connections into meaningful friendships

3 months ago
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In an effort to combat the effects of the pandemic’s loneliness, Laura Sniderman created ‘Kinnd’ — a Facebook group intended to create meaningful friendships. Ismaila Alfa met up with Sniderman to see firsthand how the group has established lasting connections during the months of lockdowns. This is the fifth and final instalment of a Metro Morning series exploring how the pandemic has changed people and what comes next. 3:54

For many people, one of the big casualties of the pandemic was the ability to spend quality time with friends.

And for anyone who was already experiencing isolation and loneliness, the last 15 months of lockdowns have not been kind.

After facing the worsening effects of loneliness herself, Laura Sniderman created an online community called 'Kinnd' to help create meaningful friendships designed to last beyond the pandemic.

CBC Radio's Metro Morning host Ismaila Alfa met with Sniderman at High Park to see firsthand how this group has already created some lasting connections.

This is the fifth and final instalment of a Metro Morning series exploring how the pandemic has changed people — and what comes next.

For more from this series check out these videos:

With files from Brendan Ross and Ismaila Alfa

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