A community approach to poverty reduction

Bridges out of Poverty, Circles Leader Training, and Circles are programs that form part of a community-wide approach to reduce poverty. The aim is to build relationships among community members across all income levels to improve the lives of people living in poverty and make sustainable communities in which everyone can do well.

How you can get involved

Volunteer to be an ally in Circles®

Get involved! We are looking for volunteers to become Circles Allies. Volunteers are crucial to the success of this program, designed to help support individuals as they move from poverty into financial stability. Circles Allies offer friendship, coaching, and support for individuals moving forward with their plans to achieve economic sufficiency. Allies need to commit to at least two meetings per month for a period of 18 months. We believe that every person has the right to realize their potential and that every person has the ability to create change in their community.

Fill out a volunteer application here.

For more information about any programs, please contact the Health Equity Team at 705.522.9200, ext. 771 (toll-free 1.866.522.9200) or equity@phsd.ca.


This item was last modified on May 15, 2019