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by Brooj Mishal, student

As a post-secondary student, it seems like there is SO MUCH one can do to grow, develop and flourish to become the best version of yourself ...

Online Winter Retreat
I feel like a bird that was about to leave the nest, when suddenly without warning, I was pulled back. The nest is comfortable and I’m grateful for it, but ...
Online Winter Retreat

by Hani Choksi, student

Open Circle has always run retreats, where students gather for community-building activities without being distracted by social media or the outside world. However, this term’s ...

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by Rachel Wang, student

We are living in an age where terms like “social distancing” and “lockdown” are no longer so foreign to us. Somehow, in the past year ...

by Liberty Liu, student

Growing up in a big family, I was constantly surrounded with loud warm voices echoing within the walls. Despite being someone who kept to myself ...

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Around the world in 24 hours

by Marybeth Leis Druery

In the past day I’ve been to Egypt, Vancouver, China, and Ontario (all virtually, of course). As I “travelled” the ...

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by Simi Jayeoba, student

Open Circle’s programming and events have been huge for me in moments where I was in need of connection, support, and understanding. The space that ...

by Vivian Li, student

During this quarantine, when I was forced to establish a new routine consisting of mostly indoor activities, Open Circle helped me reflect on what I need ...

Art from Creativity Circle by Christy

by Christy, student

For many of us, this past summer may not have been the best experience due to the global pandemic. It just so happened that I had ...

Letters and art to seniors

Some art and messages of hope by our Letters to Seniors weekly volunteer groups. Here is a comment by Stephanie Wickens, our agency contact for one of the long term ...

Crowdfunding Campaign Student Testimonials

Join our Navigating Change crowdfunding campaign and make a big difference during the current challenges and uncertainties! Since lockdown started in March, we’ve increased our supports for students and the ...