Circles

The goal of Circles: We believe no one should live in poverty. Families and communities can take charge of their destinies. And if given...

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Bridges Out of Poverty

The goal of Bridges Out of Poverty: To help communities to reduce the social costs of poverty, strengthen the workforce, and build a more...

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Getting Ahead

The goal of Getting Ahead: To help individuals in poverty to build their resources for a more prosperous life for themselves, their families, and...

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Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in the Simcoe County Circles initiative. Let us know how we can help! We look forward to connecting with you!...

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Circles in Simcoe County

How We Started. Why We Continue.

Oftentimes, success in nearly any endeavor is influenced by the people and resources that surround us—our circle of friends, our sphere of influence, the cyclical nature of habits, and even the sweeping hands of a clock. When we encircle ourselves with positive support through mentorships, education and training, and the right resources anything is possible.

That’s what the circles represent. Each circle is a continual source of influence, each linking to the other and creating the greatest impact.

Circles® Canada works to address poverty by increasing the capacity of communities. Our approach combines best practices in several disciplines including community organizing, case management, grassroots leadership, S.M.A.R.T. goal setting, financial literacy, mentoring, peer-to-peer counseling and learning, and child/youth development.

Our mission is to inspire and equip families and communities to thrive and resolve poverty. The underlying foundation of the Circles® Canada model is to engage people and organizations in the community to end poverty.

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Can children end poverty?
Posted By admin  Posted On 25-Oct-2017

Can Children End Poverty? Similar to and in conjunction with parents and educators in schools, we believe that a significant part of our job is to teach the next generation. When children are born, their parents are their primary source of knowledge.  Once a child enters school their teacher plays

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Together we can overcome poverty
Posted By admin  Posted On 06-Sep-2017

For many, living in financial hardship is a daily struggle. One in 7 Canadian adults and 1 in 5 Canadian children are currently living in poverty.  Globally, World Bank projections suggest that about 700 million people are affected by poverty with about 1.2 billion living on less than $1.25 USD

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What’s Great about Getting Ahead?
Posted By admin  Posted On 16-Aug-2017

The goal of Getting Ahead: To help individuals in poverty to build their resources for a more prosperous life for themselves, their families, and their communities. By creating an actionable plan for change graduates of the Getting Ahead program build the capacity to move towards being financially self-sufficient. The Getting

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