Sarnia Journal Guest Column: Thea’s weekend of tending and befriending

The ‘Women’s Worth Wellness Retreat for Worthy Women’ was held in honour of Thea DeGroot, an educator and community advocate who passed away in May 2018 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. By Lauren Bus (Original Article: http://thesarniajournal.ca/theas-weekend-of-tending-and-befriending/) Earlier this summer, a women’s wellness retreat was held at a beach house in Camlachie. The ‘Women’s Worth […]

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Circles program a great example of people finding solutions

Each of us has likely heard of the capitalist economy, the sharing economy and the information economy, but usually not of the solutions economy of which we have several examples right here in Sarnia-Lambton. Circles Canada is one such example – providing a program to enable individuals to lift themselves out of poverty by setting […]

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Circles has been a game changer on the ground

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. Mayor Mike Bradley, of Sarnia, Ontario, says he is speaking out more lately for measures […]

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Leaders from three Ontario communities in Sarnia next week for training

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 us a chance to really showcase the community and everything that has happened to us […]

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Lambton County Circles Staff to Train Other Ontario Communities

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 September 9-12 to learn from Lambton’s experience. The training will be delivered in classroom during […]

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Lambton County initiative proving successful

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 coordinator Gayle Montgomery, who is now a national recruiter for the Circles Canadian Campaign. “It’s […]

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