Values

The Enchanted Circle is a socially and ecologically committed project.

Framework of values

In the backdrop of The Enchanted Circle, we pledge to be socially and ecologically responsible. We believe that the quality of presence we wish to encourage is fostered not only by the union of music and human connection, but also by the establishment of a framework of values.

As a cultural association, The Enchanted Circle works towards social equity, gender equality, environmental preservation and interculturality.

Social Equity

The Enchanted Circle’s events are open to all. We pledge to uphold the principle of social equity, which so often comes up short in our society when faced with the logistical reality of people with limited financial resources that would otherwise preclude their participation in cultural events of this type.

For this reason, The Enchanted Circle is committed to allowing people with limited income to participate in its events by offering reduced rates.

In 2021, the goal is to propose different rate options to create a sense of solidarity and shared collective responsibility among participants, in order to open about ten reduced-rate spots for people in precarious situations and to offer two free-of-charge spots.

Gender Equality

The world of cultural activities is not exempt from the issue of gender equality.

The Enchanted Circle pledges to ensure the gender balance of its facilitators by systematically including 50% women.

In 2021, this objective has been achieved. Among the 13 facilitators at The Enchanted Circle Retreat, 7 are women.

The Preservation of Nature

If one of the goals of the Enchanted Circle is to expand our ability to engage in dialogue with our world, then the environment which we operate in is an integral part of what we must focus our attention on.

The Enchanted Circle is committed to proposing a framework that limits our carbon impact for the preservation of nature.

In 2021, this framework focuses on two pledges. Vegetarian catering on the one hand, and a strong invitation to prioritize the use of public transportation and non-air travel (carpooling, train), on the other.

Interculturality

Another strategy to allow a real welcoming of everyone is to promote interculturality.

The Enchanted Circle pledges to ensure the integration of non-French speaking participants by offering English translation of its activities and by providing reference personnel for support in case of difficulties in comprehension.