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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County of Lambton Achievement Awards

  Warden's Award of Excellence:  Gayle Montgomery (Circles Coordinator) & Mary Lou Robb (Circles Caseworker) – Implementation of the Circles Model of Poverty Reduction Warden's Award of Excellence:  Gayle Montgomery and Mary Lou Robb have worked tirelessly to bring the Circles™ model of poverty reduction to Canada.   They have recruited and inspired people within […]

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How are they doing?

Readers have been asking how individuals profiled in the five-part Circles series concluding today have fared. Following is a rundown: * Crystal Fach was featured in part one Thursday. She has been sober for more than three years and again has custody of her two sons. She has completed high school and begun work apprenticing […]

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