Woman behind Circles Canada retiring

Originally published at https://www.theobserver.ca/news/local-news/woman-behind-circles-canada-retiring   The woman responsible for bringing the poverty alleviation program Circles to Canada says it’s grown beyond her expectations over the past decade. Now in 10 Canadian communities, including Sarnia-Lambton – where Gayle Montgomery first brought Circles to Canada from the United States in 2009 – the program that helps people […]

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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 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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