The Circle

EMPOWERING YOUTH FOR A BETTER TOMORROW

 

The Circle’s programs follow children and youth throughout their development.  Exposure to messages that build upon one another from elementary through to high school means consistent messaging and practice of skills to build healthy relationships. 

 

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Committed to fostering respect, courage, diversity, connection and innovation.

 

The Circle, formerly SWOVA, has worked for more than two decades to address violence in all forms. Founded as a ‘wake-up call’ for action against gender-based violence, The Circle has become a champion of information on individual rights and protection and has developed education programs and awareness initiatives to address discrimination and violence based on gender, race, sexual orientation, age and ability.

 

The Circle’s youth programs encourage young people to challenge assumptions and learn skills that foster healthy, equal relationships. The Circle believes that all human beings should be free to develop their personal abilities and make choices without the limitations set by stereotypes, rigid gender roles and prejudices.

 

We envision inclusive and gender-equitable communities living violence-free.

About Us

We are committed to fostering inclusive, gender-equitable and violence-free communities. Learn more! 

Programs

Explore our programs for youth and educators: Healthy Relationships, Training, Community Events and Awareness.

Impact

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OUR VALUES

RESPECT

To treat each other with consideration and dignity, fostering self-respect and respect for others.

Courage

To speak, act, and advocate for what is right, working for social justice and persevering against social injustice.

Diversity

To include different voices and perspectives with an understanding and appreciation for all.

Connection

To seek opportunities for collaboration and effective partnerships that foster caring and belonging in communities.

Innovation

To be flexible and responsive in addressing the unique and changing needs of the communities we serve.

Supporting and Allied Organizations

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Love & Motivation

Program Participants in 2019-20

News & Events

Job Opportunity for Youth (Aged 15-30)

Job Opportunity for Youth (Aged 15-30)

We're looking for a Marketing & Communications Assistant! The Assistant will help with the development and implementation of the communications and social enterprise initiatives within our organization. This position is a part of the Canada Summer Jobs Program...

December 6th Memorial Ceremony

December 6th Memorial Ceremony

On Sunday, December 6, Salt Spring islanders are invited to gather online at 5pm in memorial and solidarity of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada, hosted by The Circle Salt Spring Education Society and Islanders Working...

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