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.

Comments by E.A. Graduates (Class of 2019)

I feel I’ve grown so much in such a short time. I apply a lot to my daily life.

The marks I currently have are the best I have ever produced and it’s the product of my environment at Urban Circle.

I have gained a lot of knowledge during life skills which helps me identify feelings and provides healthy coping strategies for different challenges.

 A lot of life skills lessons helped me become a better person, parent, and E.A. Smudging is a part of this process and I enjoy it.

Comments by HCA/HUC Graduates (Class of Dec-2018)

I feel like I’ve made lots of progress taking the program and I use it at home with my family.

I feel this program has helped me become more motivated and it helps me in everyday life.

I feel that I’ve learned new methods of being more open and helpful to the community and also time management which is very important to me.

Last year I was a stay at home mom. Now I am in school full time and it reflects on to my children that school is important. Knowledge is key. You can never have too much knowledge.

I have learned more about my aboriginal background and started teaching what I learn to my children.

I believe I’ve made a huge leap forward in regards to my personal life – more understanding of other people’s views, more open-minded in my learning potential, and more motivated.

Intellectually, I have learned a lot that I can apply to my own life and wellbeing. Personally, I feel like I am growing slowly - I am building confidence and enjoying new friendships.

Comments by Mature Gr. 12 Graduates (Class of Dec-2018)

I have made lots of progress mainly because of the life skills activities we had done. I use this new knowledge in my everyday life.

My family and friends see a big difference in me since I attend this program. I am more confident now!

Comment by E.A. Graduate (Class of 2018) 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.