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Stop Struggling. Start Getting Ahead.

April 30, 2019
“Before Getting Ahead I couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. I started Getting Ahead and found out I wasn’t the only one. I found the resources I needed to start making my future the way I want it to be. I am now doing courses I didn’t know were available.” ~Getting Ahead Graduate
Housing. Jobs. Food. Transportation. Without these basic necessities, life is a struggle. With so many families living paycheque to paycheque, it can be very hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. That’s where Simcoe County Circles comes in, to help you on the road to building a better life for you and your family.

Our free Getting Ahead workshops will make it easier for you to feel empowered to change your life. Throughout this 15-session workshop series, we put the concepts, tools, and relationships in your hands to help you make a difference in your own life and in your local community.

You’ll learn the steps you need to take in order to move from a “just getting by” world to a “getting ahead” world … from experienced leaders who have a lived experience of poverty. No one will tell you what to do but they will guide you through the process of becoming an expert on your own life. Together you will examine your own experience and your community to learn how you can build your resources and move towards financial self-sufficiency. You will create your future story, your way.
“Getting Ahead has changed me in so many ways. Before I started Getting Ahead my days were dark and dreary. Getting out of bed was a chore. Thanks to Getting Ahead I was introduced to so many services that I didn’t know were out there. I have obtained several certificates which has really boosted my confidence.
Thank you Getting Ahead. “ ~Getting Ahead Graduate

Each Getting Ahead program includes:

  • 15 sessions, 3 days a week for 5 weeks
  • Food provided
  • Guidance in your own learning, planning and examination process
  • Access to resources that will support your success
  • Empowerment, knowledge, education


North Simcoe Learning Centre
51 Dunlop Street, Penetanguishene


May 13- June 14, 2019
Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 AM -1 PM

Spaces are limited!
To register for Simcoe County Circle’s FREE 15-session Getting Ahead workshop series, call Vicki Hannan at 705-722-3132 ext. 1828.