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The above photo is from a Zoom meeting with some of our student leaders who help plan Open Circle events. One student leader shared:

“Something that I love about our ...
Eleanor beside a pond with her three children

Celebrating 20 Years of Diversity: where are they now?

Alumni share how Student Open Circles influenced their life path

by Eleanor Alexander, Open Circle Alumni

I was privileged to ...

Drawing of a figure surrounded by light and darkness with stars

by Miao Yu, student

With suppressed and dormant sadness and thousands of questions, I arrived in Canada, an unfamiliar country to me, like escaping from all my past and failures ...

A student holding a sign that explains how they've benefited from their involvement in Student Open Circles

As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Student Open Circles, we are grateful for the amazing diversity of students we’ve known over these years. Each person has helped to shape ...

Skill-sharing Workshop banner

In celebration of 20 years of diversity, Student Open Circles hosted a series of online skill-sharing workshops. Now you can watch the recordings and expand your skills!

Purchase of a ...

Students with written messages about how they've benefited

Celebrate 20 Years of Diversity with Student Open Circles by supporting our crowdfunding campaign. Help us raise $6,000 to support students spiritually, in their personal and leadership growth, and in ...

Outdoor introductory Open Circle event

Student Volunteers Support Isolated Seniors

Samiha and Radha share their experiences of connecting with isolated seniors during the pandemic, and how the students they volunteer with are forming community with ...

Samiha

by Samiha Bari, student leader

Volunteering during a pandemic did not seem possible early last year as my in-person volunteer placement was cancelled, along with everything else in my ...

CityHousing building

by Brenda Silverthorne, wellness coordinator for CityHousing Hamilton

Our seniors living at CityHousing are following public health advice to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, such as staying home ...

This summer Brenda from CityHousing Hamilton told us that they have started food markets in some of their high-rise buildings where their seniors can get fresh fruit and vegetables. The ...