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Circles has been a game changer on the ground

Aug 20th, 2015 | By | Category: Circles in the Media

Source Sarnia mayor frustrated with federal leaders for ignoring poverty, inequality By Roderick Benns One of Canada’s longest serving mayors is getting frustrated with the three main federal party leaders who are persistently ignoring the issues of poverty and inequality. […]



An Anti-poverty Workshop Is Coming To Sarnia.

May 14th, 2015 | By | Category: Circles in the Media

The free information session, open to the public, will be held May 28 at Living Hope Christian Reformed Church at 1281 Exmouth St. from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. It’s being sponsored by the Poverty Reduction Network of Sarnia-Lambton. A […]



Squaring the Circle: Helping individuals break free of poverty

Oct 15th, 2014 | By | Category: Circles in the Media

Marco Vigliotti Renee Flynn knows all too well how difficult it can be to escape the vicious cycle of poverty. Born into what she calls “generational poverty,” Flynn was kicked out of her alcoholic mother’s house at the age of […]



TV Cogeco Community Conversations

Oct 15th, 2014 | By | Category: Circles in the Media


Leaders from three Ontario communities in Sarnia next week for training

Sep 9th, 2013 | By | Category: Circles in the Media

Source Officials with Lambton County Circles will host representatives from three Ontario communities next week in an effort to expand the groundbreaking anti-poverty initiative. “We’re just thrilled,” said Gayle Montgomery, Circles coordinator and national recruiter for the program. “It gives […]



Lambton County Circles Staff to Train Other Ontario Communities

Sep 5th, 2013 | By | Category: Circles in the Media

18 months after being designated the National Training Site for the Canadian Circles® Campaign, Lambton County Circles® staff will be training representatives from three Ontario communities on the exiting poverty strategy. 10 staff from various agencies will be in Sarnia […]



Lambton County initiative proving successful

May 7th, 2013 | By | Category: Circles in the Media

By Tara Jeffrey, Sarnia Observer | Link Four years after its humble beginnings in Sarnia-Lambton, the Circles program is set to expand across southwestern Ontario. “We have three sites in our region that are very close to launching,” said program […]



Circles on CBC’s Ontario Morning

Oct 19th, 2012 | By | Category: Stories

Jump ahead to the 13:33 – 22:20 mark in the Podcast [Audio clip: view full post to listen]



The Circle of Life

Oct 18th, 2012 | By | Category: Stories

  Sarnia, ON, October 12, 2012 – Crystal Fach has come full circle. The 32-year-old single mother of two knows what it is like to live in poverty, struggle with self-esteem and other socio-economic issues. Three years ago Crystal became […]



Personal Attention Reduces Poverty

Jul 16th, 2012 | By | Category: Circles in the Media

  Circles, a national program for helping families get out of poverty, taps an underused resource: middle-class support groups By Phuong Ly Click here to read article