Our Roots


It started as an idea…to create a circle of brotherhood, trust, strength, and support for men of Afrikan descent.  The 5 founding members were connected by their involvement with another men's personal growth organization.  It was what they discovered there that inspired their vision to create a circle for black men by black men.  Passion lead to action and the vision became reality.  On March 10th 2005, the 5 founding members and their invited guest held the first Lions Circle meeting in Toronto. Some of those guests were so moved by what was expressed and shared in that meeting that they kept coming back for more.  Those men became the co-leaders and co-founders of the circle we have today.  With each meeting, the men and the circle grew, as did the vision for what we could achieve together.