A growing community

With expertise developed and documented over the past 25 years, the social circus community has expanded significantly, now encompassing 500 organizations worldwide, including 30 in Canada.

In Canada, social circus practices were initiated by Cirque du Soleil and its program Cirque du Monde in 1995, in the wake of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Cirkaskina has helped create a thriving social circus community that will continue to provide spaces for social transformation to youth, in addition to pushing forward the development of this innovative and alternative practice.

Cirque Hors Piste is honoured to have several partners involved in this project. Thanks to the diversity of these organizations, each one of them has a unique contribution to the social circus movement’s success. A big thank you for supporting us in this wonderful adventure!


Social circus is an inclusive and innovative approach that has proved its worth. It deserves to be better known.

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