Circle K International (CKI) is the premier collegiate and university community service, leadership development, and friendship organization in the world. With more than 12,600 members in 17 nations, CKI is making a positive impact on the world every day.
Circle K clubs are organized and sponsored by a Kiwanis club on a college or university campus. CKI is a self-governing organization and elects its own officers, conducts its own meetings, and determines its own service activities.
CKI blends community service and leadership training with the opportunity to meet other college students around the world. Projects such as the Six Cents Initiative, CKI’s International fundraiser that aims to provide water to the 2.2 billion children worldwide who lack safe drinking water, bring CKI members together to make a difference in the world.
With a focus on youth, the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa sponors 2 Circle K Clubs in Ottawa area universities. Active Clubs at the uOttawa and Carleton University both meet on a weekly basis, and carry out both community service and fund raising projects of their own.
The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa works with the students and their advisors to help bring the spirit of Kiwanis to youth and help with the fourth object of Kiwanis, "To develop by precept and example a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship."