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Welcome to the Stella’s Circle blog, where you’ll find news, stories and regular updates about our organization and our community partners, employees, friends and participants.

National Housing Day at Stella’s Circle

The Housing Division at Stella’s Circle has been officially in existence for 10 years, ever since Prince Charles officially opened the Brian Martin Housing Resource Centre in November of 2009. Our dedicated staff work with people every day helping them find safe and affordable places to live, either in our own 79 units of housing… Read more »

ABE at The Rooms

Thanks to Stella’s Circle’s Adult Basic Education Instructor, Jessica Lee-Middleman, for writing this account of her ABE class going to The Rooms for a workshop.           In early June, six Adult Basic Education (ABE) participants, accompanied by Stella’s Circle staff members, were invited to participate in an art class hosted by… Read more »

Community and Mental Health at the Run for Women

Last year Ann Marie Allen couldn’t walk one block without needing a break. In fact, just walking around the grocery store would tire her out.  Ann Marie has been involved with Stella’s Circle for more than three years and in the spring of 2018 she learned about a participant running/walking group at Stella’s Circle and… Read more »

Just Sing!

Our Stella’s Circle Inclusion Choir will be performing on Wednesday, May 15 at 7 pm at the D.F. Cook Recital Hall. We will be debuting the world premiere of a song written for us by Rachel Cousins. We will also be joined by the St. John’s Gay Men’s Chorus. This hour long performance will be… Read more »

Looking for New Board Members to Govern our Award-Winning Organization

Stella’s Circle is looking for volunteers to join its dynamic and committed Board of Directors. Members of the Board oversee the governance of Stella’s Circle, a nationally-recognized social justice community organization with a mission to transform lives by offering Real Homes, Real Help, Real Work. Each year, we assist 1000 people who face many barriers… Read more »

Celebrating 1000 Smiles!

Something as simple as getting your hair cut can mean so much to someone when they have so little. Many of us know the experience of having your hair cut and feeling refreshed and rejuvenated after a visit to the salon. But for many of our Stella’s Circle participants, haircuts can often be considered an… Read more »

Shhh…Don’t Tell Our CEO

Our amazing leader and CEO, Lisa Browne, is celebrating a milestone birthday this week and we want to take a moment to celebrate not only her, but also just some of the accomplishments and progress at Stella’s Circle since her leadership tenure began four years ago. Her successes are our successes and help Stella’s Circle… Read more »

Way to go Sheldon!

Congratulations are in order for one of our Stella’s Circle participants.  Last week, Sheldon Crocker did the Tely 10 for the first time! “Considering it is the first time I ever walked that far all at once without taking a sit down break, I think I did OK and I’m satisfied,” Sheldon told us. He… Read more »

Top 10 Tips for Self Care

Earlier this week was International Self-Care Day. At Stella’s Circle we take that very seriously, as our dedicated staff work very hard taking care of others.  Self-care is important for everyone. Several Stella’s Circle employees shared some tips and advice for dealing with stress and anxiety. Remember to be gentle with yourself.  Stress, anxiety, feeling… Read more »

Social Buying For Social Good

We are so delighted to be presenting with Choices for Youth, and in partnership with Buy Social Canada, a Social Buying for Social Good networking event and symposium. Social Buying for Social Good is a public networking and interactive panel event to celebrate the innovative social enterprises that exist in our community. This event takes… Read more »