Success Stories

At Urban Circle, we have one of the highest success rates among adult learning and employment centres in Canada. With an average graduation rate of 88%, and employment rates of up to 92%, program graduates leave our Centre with the skills, abilities, and confidence to make positive change in the lives of their families and their communities.

“I absolutely love all the staff here! Everyone is friendly and happy, and no matter what you need help with, be it photocopying or a shoulder to cry on, they are there for you,”
– Health Care Aide/Health Unit Clerk Graduate, 2011

“I have really learned about myself – that I want more out of life; that I deserve more out of life. I never thought I deserved it before,”
– Family Support Worker Graduate, 2010

“I’ve learned a lot about myself. I love the life skills class. I learned to be more assertive and that I’m worth it. I deserve to be happy,” 
– Educational Assistant Graduate, 2012 

I am currently working as an Educational Assistant and that is all thanks to Urban Circle for giving me all the academic skills and training. Before attending Urban Circle I was very lost and struggled with my confidence. I used to dislike school; it caused me so much stress and anxiety. I feared the whole concept of learning new things but something about Urban Circle made me feel calm and I fell in love with learning new things and being open to new opportunities. It’s the place that I needed to help me become what I wanted to be. My confidence was very low and they helped me gain it by doing presentations, reassuring, and guiding me. The supports that they gave were so incredible and being able to be surrounded by sacred medicines was amazing. I learned so much about who we are as Indigenous peoples. I loved how we had check-ins every morning; it was a very good way to start our day and to refresh our minds. I am so thankful and honoured to have gotten the chance to be a part of such an amazing course. Without my instructors I don’t know if I would be who I am today. -  Educational Assistant Graduate 2018

“I feel my progression has been amazing, and I am looking forward to post-secondary. I have used [my] new knowledge to apply for University,” -Mature Grade 12 Graduate, 2013