News Release – Chevron Donation & Clean Start Launch



For Immediate Release

Stella’s Circle Announces Outstanding Chevron Canada Donation

June 20, 2016, St. John’s, NL – Stella’s Circle CEO, Lisa Browne is delighted to announce continued outstanding support from Chevron Canada. Over the next three years, Chevron Canada will donate $450,000 to Stella’s Circle specifically earmarked for the Employment Services Division, which offers a range of employment and education programs and services to over 450 participants each year.

“Chevron Canada continues to support Stella’s Circle because they consistently demonstrate clear results,” says Mark MacLeod, Chevron Canada’s Vice President for Atlantic Canada.   “Building partnerships is a core value for Chevron Canada. Through our partnership with Stella’s Circle over the last 11 years, we have been able to accomplish so much in the community.”

“The best social program is a job,” says Lisa Browne. “Chevron’s generous donation has enabled us to run CanDo, an employment service that was created for individuals with complex multiple barriers to employment.  CanDo provides supported and transitional employment in the community which allows participants to receive skills and confidence to be able to find employment.”  Last fiscal year, 90 participants received jobs thanks to the support of Employment Services.

Today’s announcement was made at the official launch of Clean Start, a commercial cleaning business and new social enterprise initiated by Stella’s Circle. Clean Start helps individuals gain the skills required to obtain meaningful employment in the office cleaning and maintenance business.

About Stella’s Circle:
Stella’s Circle is a leading non-profit community organization in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador.

Stella’s Circle transforms lives by offering Real Homes, Real Help and Real Work. We provide various housing, counselling, and employment programs to people who face many barriers to fully participating in their community. These barriers can include mental health issues, addictions, homelessness, poverty, criminal justice involvement, low literacy and unemployment. More information is available on our website:

For more information:
Contact Marlayne Hardy, 709-738-0564 or [email protected]