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What is a Circles Ally?

​January 25, 2019


Simcoe County Circles is currently looking for Allies in the Midland/Penetanguishene area to join us and help make a difference in our community.

What is a Circles Ally?

A Circles Ally is a volunteer that would like to be a mentor to an individual or family living in poverty and assist them with their Plan of Change. We are looking for people to build intentional friendships through mutual respect who would like to support individuals with their future plans. Allies will help increase their Social Capital by sharing contacts, information and experiences.

What is Involved?


Simcoe County Circles meet every Thursday from 5 PM to 7 PM. During 3 of these monthly sessions, we meet to enjoy a casual family style dinner together then break into groups for fun and informative activities and learning. Leaders are encouraged to bring their children who will participate in activities of their own.

One Thursday a month is reserved for the Ally and Leader to have some time together. This could be as simple as meeting for a coffee, going grocery shopping or just having a conversation allowing a stronger partnership to form, as the Ally and Leader share ideas, build their resources and increase their contacts.

Want to Find Out More?

If you are interested in finding out how you can help local families take charge of their destinies, please visit our website at www.simcoecountycircles.com. If you would like more information, we are always happy to answer any questions. Feel free to give us a call at 705-549-1890.

The next Bridges out of Poverty training session will be held at the North Simcoe Learning Centre on Friday, February 22, 2019. Registration is at 8:30 AM and the workshop runs from 9 AM -4 PM. The cost is $25 which includes a workbook and lunch.