Donate to Circle of Friends

The Circle of Friends is very saddened by the loss of Avril Taylor, a long-serving board member and former teacher in the program. We are thankful for her considerable contributions to the program and her dedication and commitment to the needs of newcomers. She was and will continue to be an inspiration to all of us in so many ways. ‎ Her grace, dignity and quiet passion will always be with us. We are grateful that her life touched so many.

The family has requested that if desired donations can be made to Circle of Friends in honour of Avril. When donating, please indicate "Avril Taylor".

Circle of Friends for Newcomers is a not-for-profit organization.  We teach newcomers English and help them integrate into Canadian Society. 

Are you interested in assisting newcomers to settle in the City of Hamilton? 

Donations can be made in two ways:

1) By cheque only payable to

Circle of Friends for Newcomers (Hamilton)

Mailed to :

155 Queen St. N
Hamilton, ON L8R 2V6

2) Click below on the Canada Helps page to make a donation via credit card:

For donations of $10 or more, please provide your name and address or email address, so that we are able to issue an official Tax Receipt.

Thank you very much!
We appreciate your support.

  • Revenue Canada Registration Number: 0888479-09
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  • Phone at 905-529-1840. 
  • More information about our organization and its history is provided on the home page. 
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