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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Pudding $150

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Spinch $100

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Pomegranate $150

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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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Stop Struggling. Start Getting Ahead.
Posted By admin  Posted On 30-Apr-2019

“Before Getting Ahead I couldn't see the light at the end of the tunnel. I started Getting Ahead and found out I wasn't the only one. I found the resources I needed to start making my future the way I want it to be. I am now doing courses I

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How Does Food Insecurity Affect Canadians?
Posted By admin  Posted On 22-Mar-2019

Food insecurity is a very real issue impacting the physical, mental and social health of over 4 million Canadians. Although food insecurity is strongly linked to poverty in our country, it can affect almost anyone at any time. Let’s take a deeper at this problem in our latest blog. What

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What is The Cliff Effect?
Posted By admin  Posted On 26-Feb-2019

Have you ever felt like each step towards economic stability takes you two steps backwards? That as quickly as you start to earn a steady paycheque, your benefits and supports begin to disappear? Do you ever feel that it would be easier just to remain in poverty? Those feelings are

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