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About Us

The Circle Education,

formerly SWOVA, has worked for more than two decades to address violence in all forms. Founded as a ‘wake-up call’ for action against gender-based violence, The Circle Salt Spring Education Society takes a proactive approach to prevent violence in all forms by working with young people to build healthy relationship skills.

The Circle Education believes,

that all human beings should be free to develop their personal abilities and make choices without the limitations set by assumptions, stereotypes, rigid gender roles and prejudices.

Our school programs follow children & youth,

throughout their development. Exposure to messages that build upon one another from elementary to high school means consistent learning and practicing of skills to build healthy relationships.

Our name reflects a key feature,

of our long-time work. When our facilitators meet with students, they gather in a circle. In a circle, everyone is equal, able to look one another in the eyes and listen fully.

The Circle SS Education Society is a registered charity in Canada.