Empower the Vision: HOME for The Circle For Change

It is with gratitude and awe that we bring you this exciting news: The Circle for Change is on the verge of establishing a home site!   With the health of the Earth herself so clearly at stake, our vision is to establish a home in Northern Ontario, Canada where we will create a thriving community dedicated to Regenerating the Natural Circle of Connection Among All Beings.

We’re so humbled and thrilled that people from many places and walks of life, all of who believe in regenerative living and the continued transmission of indigenous traditional teachings, have already pitched in.  A few major donors stepped forward early to commit to creating a solid foundation during our first round of fundraising. Among them are Drew Sproul, Jackie McMillan, Bill Clarke, Amanda Cruise and Brian Knittel.  We are deeply grateful to them.

We are making an offer on a property that represents our ideal setting: hundreds of acres of healthy forest, carefully crafted and maintained trails, buildings and infrastructure, all close to traditional, sacred land.  We envision being able to invite the Elders who generously mentor us to take residence with us one day. We will continue to tend and deepen our relationships with the local Anishinabek people.  

On such a site we will have the stability of a home base from which to expand our in-person and online programs into their fullest potential. Thanks to numerous private sources of generous support over the years, we offer all our programs on a by-donation basis (DETAILS BELOW). 

In order to secure purchase of this site, our deadline for this fundraiser's goal is now SEPTEMBER 20.  Like one of the Raindrops who gather into Streams to form our Great Waters, YOU can become part of the momentum that Empowers this Vision into Reality!

ALL donations will be tracked in the total on our GoFundMe, including those given directly through our website (no fees are subtracted from your contribution on the website).

THANK YOU!   Donors are invited to accept one of these beautiful gifts!
$5,000 or higher  Granny Hook and Needle Square Quilt*
$2,500 and up     Shawl* or Beaded Vest* 
$1,000 and up     Drum* 
$750 and up        Drum Bag* or Medicine Bag* 
$500 and up        Moccasins*, either canoe or regular 
$400 and up        Knitted Merino Wool Scarf and Hat* or a piece of Artwork* 
$300 and up        up to 3 months of Mindfulness Mornings with Jackie McMillan, BES: Tues. & Fri. 8-9am EST (combining energy awareness, mindfulness, trauma-release practices)  
$200 and up        Firemaking Kit*  A special set is available for Elders   
$100 and up        Tree or Perennial planted at the home site in honour/in memory of your designated person                           
$50 and up          The Circle For Change logo: patch or decal
 
*Handmade in a traditional manner by our community members, supplies are limited. When necessary, substitutions will be made from whatever other items are available. CONTACT US  for details & to claim your gift.  Please note that for donations under $1000, additional shipping charges might apply since our community members live around the world. 


YOU CAN ALSO: 

*Offer a loan, become a shareholder, a private member, or prepay for a program. Please contact us directly for details using the link in the GoFundMe

*Share our GoFundMe campaign with your contacts via email and social media, with a personalized intro about why YOU believe in The Circle For Change  #homeforthecircle

*Call friends/family to let them know you’ve sent an invite to the GoFundMe and ask them to consider donating (ALL amounts greatly appreciated!)

*Invite Friends to the fundraiserFacebook Event  using Messenger to personalize the invitation

*Interact with posts on our Facebook Page and Instagram  with comments and shares to improve our visibility to others

*Offer prayers that we will fund & purchase the perfect location for our new home in a good manner for all beings involved

C’chi Miigwech!

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WHAT WILL MY DONATION SUPPORT?

Having a reliable home base from which to do important projects like these, both online and in person: #homeforthecircle

*Wisdom Preservation Project: many Elders told us they have no one with whom they could share their stories and teachings. We organize video call recordings for them with trained storycatchers, which are transcribed and offered back to the Elder to pass on to their family and community. The Elders can choose to have these included in The Circle For Change library as well.  

*Anishinabemowin Language Regeneration Project: a support program for learning and remembering this endangered language.

*Natural Health Education & Counselling: for individuals, couples, families, and communities, serving children to seniors. Rooted in natural psychology, deep nature connection and peacemaking, we work with unresolved grief and trauma, addictions, depression and anxiety, processing health, and learning differences. Additional licensed services we intend to offer: certified yoga instruction, chi gong, massage, Trager and Advanced Trauma Release, homeopathy, acupuncture and herbal medicine. 

*Teaching and Mentoring Programs: For adults and children, eg. indigenous traditional knowledge, ancestral/survival/wilderness skills, deep nature connection, craftmaking, Coyote Mentoring, peacemaking teachings. Extended family such as those connected to The Four Worlds International Institute, The 8 Shields International Network, and Tracker Family, will be welcome to offer programs at our home site. 

*Rites of Passage Programs: a crucial experience for each stage of the human lifetime.

*Circle Programs (currently online only): model and practice Connecting Circles, Consultation Circles for problem solving and unified action, and Ceremonial Circles for healing and condolence.

*At-Risk Youth Program: long- or short- term mentoring from a deep nature connection and peacemaking foundation.

*Autism Naturally Optimized & Basics to Reversing Autism Brain Inflammation: programs for families, educators, professional caregivers, and healthcare providers to optimize autistic spectrum individuals' health, learning, and living.

*Apprenticeship Program

Please contact us  if you would like to learn greater details about our vision for the new home site!

PREFERRED DONATION METHOD: Please donate directly on our website  so all funds go to The Circle For Change (no fees subtracted). We will enter these into the tally on GoFundMe as “offline donations” so everyone can still see the updated total.  You can donate anonymously if you wish, simply note that in the memo.  (GoFundMe charges 3% per transaction)

Donations

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  • Zen girl 
    • $200 (Offline)
    • 6 mos
  • Jonna Climie 
    • $20 
    • 6 mos
  • Dominique Plumanns 
    • $100 
    • 6 mos
  • Anonymous Loan 
    • $10,000 (Offline)
    • 6 mos
  • Anonymous Loan 
    • $3,000 (Offline)
    • 6 mos
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Fundraising team: The Circle For Change Home Team! (6)

Shore Charnoe 
Organizer
Kitchener, ON
Bill Clarke 
Team member
Drew Sproul 
Team member
Jackie McMillan 
Team member
Keeruh McCadden 
Team member
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