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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.

Another Year’s Over

As the song says, it’s another year over. A great opportunity to reflect back on some highlights from 2016. And there are many! Here’s a taste: Surrounded by Great People Such amazing people work and volunteer at Stella’s Circle. They are people who truly believe in the mission and vision of the organization and are committed… Read more »

More Than Just a Choir

Well! Our Stella’s Circle Inclusion Choir had quite the night last weekend. We performed at the Huron Carole with Tom Jackson and band. What an experience it was! Many choir members had not been to the Arts and Culture Centre before and to be on the big stage was an event that many people will remember… Read more »

I Sing Because I’m Happy!

Why do you sing? Those were the first words that Maria Conkey asked the Stella’s Circle Inclusion Choir this weekend. Maria, Junior Choir Conductor at St. Michael’s Choir School and well known in this province for working with several choirs, held a workshop for our choir thanks, in part, to support provided by Bruneau Centre… Read more »

CanDo Offers Work to Help People Transition to Jobs

Stella’s Circle offers a range of employment and education programs to assist people to find and maintain employment. One of our programs, CanDo, offers short-term transitionary work for participants. Participants work on a variety of group and individual activities and are paid for their work. Individual support and counselling is offered to help participants complete their work and achieve their goals…. Read more »

Spiritual Co-ordinator Makes a Difference at Stella’s Circle

“I always enjoy the quiet space created at Spiritual Journey. I look forward to coming to sit in peace and listen to the calming music.” – Stella’s Circle Participant Stella’s Circle is very fortunate to have a part-time Spiritual Co-ordinator position thanks to funding from the New Ministries Fund of the United Church of Canada… Read more »

Hope Lives and Grows Here!

“Gardening is fundamentally an act of enormous hope because everything you do in the garden is for the future.” -Barbara Frum With a slogan of Hope Lives Here, Stella’s Circle knows a lot about the importance of hope. And if you’re a gardener in Newfoundland and Labrador, you’ve got to know a lot about hope… Read more »

Everyone Loves a Loop Bag!

Inspired by the new skating surface, The Loop, at Bannerman Park, our Hungry Heart Cafe started offering Loop Bags last year. These picnics are a great way to enjoy the summer breeze at the park or in other locations. You have a choice of menus ($18) as well as a kids menu ($10). It includes an entrée,… Read more »

Here Comes the Bride…Sort Of!

I love to speak to groups about Stella’s Circle. Often, I’m approached by someone who wants to tell a story about Stella Burry, the woman for whom Stella’s Circle is named. Recently, I spoke at the East District meeting of the United Church Women. The keyboardist, Mary, caught my eye with her exuberant playing! After… Read more »

An Incredible Moment

Through its Employment Services Division, Stella’s Circle offers a Skills Discovery Group. Classroom groups are combined with a variety of workplace and other experiential learning. The 12-week program is designed for adults who have experienced serious mental health issues and have had limited work experience. Topics can include personal development and life skills, career exploration… Read more »