Excitement filled the air as students poured into the Prom Boutique to select the perfect outfit for their special night.
On February 12th, 10 women shared a milestone as the first graduates of our new Business Office Skills program.
New Circles re-opened for service on January 19. Meeting this deadline was no easy feat and made only possible through a generous team of volunteers. Amongst these volunteers, was the Professional Organizers of Canada (POC), Toronto team. On January 7, POC brought 15 enthusiastic volunteers to sort, hang and organize clothing, shoes and accessories in preparation of setting up our clothing service.
This particular team was just the right group for the job: orderly, methodological, system-oriented and perhaps most importantly – kind-hearted!
The Holiday Angel Program 2014 proved to be a success, with 183 families (530 individuals) served.
When Sawsan signed up for our new Business Office Skills program, her biggest worry was the math section. Three weeks into it, she’s surprised to find that’s the part she likes the best. “The minute you start really knowing and solving the problem, it comes really interesting and you want to do more.”
July marked the beginning of Ramadan, a month in which many Muslims across the globe observe a period of reflection important to spiritual values. As a core belief of Muslim communities, empathy for others and helping those in need is considered integral. The end of Ramadan is marked with Eid, an important celebration, featuring gratitude, family, festivities and food.
New Circles wants to ensure that regardless of economic circumstances, families in need are not only equipped to celebrate Eid, but also feel welcomed and supported in our community.
New Circles Community Services and Harmony Place Support Services are pleased to celebrate the 2013 International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPD).
We are honoured that Barbara Hall, Chief Commissioner for the Ontario Commission for Human Rights will deliver a keynote message.