SIRCH Community Services exists to identify gaps in health and social services in Haliburton County, and then implement initiatives and programs that help to address those gaps.
“SIRCH has a rich history of offering programs, providing training opportunities, and operating social enterprises to address issues of poverty, social development, isolation, food insecurity, and job training,” said SIRCH board president, Barbara Fawcett. “SIRCH was originally founded in 1989. And now in 2019, we’re celebrating our 30th anniversary! Over those 30 years, our programs and services have grown and evolved to meet changing needs. Its truly remarkable to see the deep and profound impact SIRCH has had on the community.”
SIRCH is hosting a 30th Anniversary Celebration event on Thursday, October 17, 2019, at the Community Room in the Haliburton Community Funeral Home, 13523 Hwy 118, Haliburton. Drop in any time between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Formal presentations will take place starting at 6 p.m. Mike Jaycock will be the Master of Ceremonies.
Visit with people who have been involved over the years in various programs, services, and volunteer activities. See a visual history of the organization’s impact. Share stories and reflections over a coffee or glass of wine. Everyone welcome.
You can RSVP for this free event at www.sirch.on.ca/anniversary or by phoning 705-457-1742.
Many people in Haliburton County have been touched by SIRCH—whether as a participant in one of its many programs, a recipient of one of its services, or as a volunteer or a staff person.
“For 30 years, SIRCH has been blessed by the contributions of so many people,” explained SIRCH’s executive director, Gena Robertson. “Over 320 volunteers, 235 staff, and 63 volunteer board members, have helped make SIRCH a success. Their efforts have empowered SIRCH to provide quality, effective programs and services that have reached and benefitted countless individuals and families throughout Haliburton County.”