Circles of Rhythm Foundation

RECOVERY, RESILIENCY, & RECONCILIATION

through RHYTHM

The Circles of Rhythm Foundation’s (CORF) aim is to bring the benefits of the Integrated Community Drum Circles (ICDC) to those affected by “The Three R’s”: Recovery, Resiliency, & Reconciliation. The UNITY annual fundraiser along with government grants will help fund the important mission of the CORF & other commUNITY agencies who are supporting affected marginalized populations in Calgary and the surrounding area. 

THE THREE-R’s

RESILIENCY- servicing people who:

  • Identify as victims of abuse
  • Living on a limited income 
  • Experienced adverse childhood events
  • Have immigrated to Canada

RECOVERY- servicing people who:

  • Struggle with substance abuse & addiction 
  • Live with mental health concerns
  • Have a physical or mental disability
  • Live with a chronic health concern

RECONCILIATION – honouring & supporting our:

  • Indigenous Peoples of North America 
  • Peoples impacted by the Indian Residential School legacy
  • Leaders in Indigenous reconciliation & conversation

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PROGRAMMING & COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

INTEGRATED COMMUNITY DRUM CIRCLE 

  • Offering, affordable Integrated Community Drum Circle (ICDC) programming to Non-Profit Organizations who otherwise could not afford to fund “one off” -or- ongoing community offerings. 
  • “One off” bookings
  • 10-week programs
  • Year long, monthly drumming programs.

SUSTAINABILTY & LASTING PROGRAM INTEGRATION

TRAINING PROGRAM, CONSULTATION SERVICE, & MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

  • Providing customized training workshops to Non-Profit Organizations looking to offer sustainable programming using the Integrated Community Drum Circle (ICDC) methodology. 
    • 2-3 day trainings Level I & Level II programing
    • Learning materials & facilitator training manual
    • Subsidized “Drum Kit” 
  • Funding mentorship, coaching, and supervision hours offered by Circles of Rhythm Master ICDC Facilitators to optimize learning & integration into agency.
    • 1 on 1 coaching/consulting 
    • Group facilitation & integration seminars
    • Facilitator skill evaluation & mentorship program 

COMMUNITY AWARENESS & PUBLIC SERVICE

FUNDRAISERS & PUBLIC EVENTS – Aligned with “The 3-R’s”

  • Using the Integrated Community Drum Circle (ICDC) to raise awareness of a social cause, bringing people together through rhythm. Social causes must be consistent with “The 3-R’s”.  
    • Larger events
    • Festivals
    • Community Gathering 

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WHO QUALIFIES FOR FUNDING? HOW DO I APPLY?

Agencies interested in bringing the ICDC to their organization will need to apply to the Circles of Rhythm Foundation (CORF) for approval.

  • Applications will be reviewed by the CORF based on the following:
    • Alignment of CORF vision and mission with the applicant
    • The applicant’s client population served falls under “The 3-R’s”
    • The applicant agrees to actively participate and contribute towards the development of a sustainable & meaningful community for their clientele (ei: staff support & participation, promotion of service to clients & community, financial commitment to offset for subsidy received by the CORF) 

**Funding provided by the CORF is intended to subsidize regular rates based on the Circles of Rhythm booking regular rates. 

***The CORF is not yet equipped to accept applications – if you or your agency is interested in applying in the future, please contact us directly to be placed on our waiting list.

If you wish to make a donation/contribution to the foundation, please contact Julien Lepage, President of the Circles of Rhythm Foundation at:

julien@circlesofrhythm.com  403-479-6968

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Thank you to those who attended our First Annual Fundraising event June 15, 2019! Stay tuned for next year’s event!

Fundraising Event for the CORF

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Thank you for your unconditional generosity!

Making a difference, one beat at a time!