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Student quote: Open Circle was one of the healthiest choices I made

During these challenging times, Student Open Circles is supporting resilience in students and in the Hamilton community, continually adapting to changing needs with new programs starting up this spring. Resilience ...

Yashasvi

by Yashasvi Yadav, student leader

I got involved in Student Open Circles in the fall term after the pandemic started. In the midst of persistent lockdowns, global grief surrounding ...

Students engaged in conversation

Recent Open Circle stress-reduction event included a guided nature hike, mindful walking, creative movement, and other reflection practices to help students navigate a demanding school term.

by Paul Jung, student leader

Children and youth from low-income communities have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to an increasing reliance on the internet for learning and ...

Matthew

by Matthew Markou, student leader

Near the beginning of the pandemic, I worked at a retirement community and saw firsthand how isolated many seniors felt from not being able to ...

A student reading with a child at an afterschool program

Give a gift that changes lives. Our unique charity gifts are perfect as a special gift for loved ones. Ideal for ‘someone who has everything,’ those hard-to-buy-for friends and loved ones ...

Volunteers at one of our weekly Letters to Seniors groups

Student Open Circles is committed to the well-being of young people. As Amanda describes, we help students to discover, care for, and grow into wholeness of soul, self, spirit, and ...

AmandaBackal
by Amanda Backal, student leader

Student Open Circles has had a profoundly positive impact on my life and my university experience. It's extremely clear how devoted the instructors are to ...

ApurvaDixit

by Apurva Dixit, student

My first experience with Open Circle was about 2 years ago when one of my friends encouraged me to sign up for the Becoming Yourself Series ...

HaniChoksi

by Hani Choksi, student leader

My introduction to the Becoming Yourself Series came about when I first became a volunteer group facilitator during my 3rd year at McMaster. One week ...