For the past 15 years, New Circles has played a major role in helping new immigrants and people living in poverty in Toronto. Located on an unassuming industrial street in Scarborough, this organization started out providing gently used clothing to people in need. And while that alone was a noble undertaking, New Circles evolved from providing just clothing to adding classes where clients can learn new skills that lead to employment and career opportunities.
If there is an overriding philosophy at New Circles it is that people living in poverty deserve to be treated with respect and dignity. We talk with the executive director of New Circles and hear as well from a client who has benefited from taking their skills courses.