The CircleEMPOWERING YOUTH FOR A BETTER TOMORROW
Our programs follow children and youth throughout their development. Exposure to messages that build upon one another from elementary to high school means consistent learning and practising of skills to build healthy relationships.
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.
To treat each other with consideration and dignity, fostering self-respect and respect for others.
To speak, act, and advocate for what is right, working for social justice and persevering against social injustice.
To include different voices and perspectives with an understanding and appreciation for all.
To seek opportunities for collaboration and effective partnerships that foster caring and belonging in communities.
To be flexible and responsive in addressing the unique and changing needs of the communities we serve.
Supporting and Allied Organizations
Love & Motivation
Program Participants in 2019-20
News & Events
Every year The Circle awards a bursary of $250 each, to one male and one female student who have participated in The Circle’s Pass-It-On Program as a mentor and have demonstrated a strong commitment to leadership and fostering healthy relationships. This years'...
August is the month of our annual membership drive. You can support our organization and our mission to encourage young people to challenge assumptions and learn skills that foster healthy, equal relationships. Kim Dalton became a member in 2020, here is why she...
Adele Mark, our Marketing and Communications Assistant at The Circle and former Pass It on Girl, spoke with Emma Phillips to hear about her experiences the past five years in the Pass It On Girls program. Emma has been a part of the Pass It On Girls program since...
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