Who is socirc? &
What is "social circus"?
Website Link: https://www.socirc.ca/
SoCirC is a Toronto based, charitable non-profit organization, that uses a social circus model, providing social development and support through the physical activity and creativity of circus arts, for young people living on the margins, 14-29 years old. The concept of "Social Circus" is a growing movement active in many countries around the world, including (but not limited to) South Africa, Australia, Belgium, Burquina Faso, Canada, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Brazil, and the United States. Canada's own Cirque Du Monde, the social action department of Cirque Du Soleil, and an official partner of SoCirC, and is at the forefront of this movement and supports the practices of social circus programs in 15 different countries and over 86 communities, including SoCirC, here in Toronto. Social Circus is simply the concept of using circus arts as a tool for social change.
SoCirC was initiated in 2013 and built by Toronto based social circus artist facilitators coming from working for many years with Cirque du Monde projects (and other social circus initiatives) globally, and across Canada. With the desire to serve our local Toronto communities with this successful Cirque du Monde social circus model, SoCirC was born. SoCirC has been running our not for profit community and school programs since 2013 and in April 2016 were officially incorporated provincially as a charitable non-profit and also with Canada Revenue Agency in July 2017.