About Us

The Centre for Mindfulness Studies is a charitable social enterprise founded in 2011 in downtown Toronto. We are the leading professional development and service delivery organization for mindfulness-based interventions in Canada.

As a mental health charity, we help those who face economic and social barriers by providing affordable and effective mindfulness-based mental health services through our Community Program. We are committed to making mindfulness available to everyone. This is at the heart of the work we do. With more than 20 social service agencies and seven healthcare partners, we bring mindfulness-based therapy into communities across Toronto and beyond.

Our Mission

Our mission is to improve the physical and mental well-being of individuals and communities through the development, delivery, training and research of mindfulness-based therapies, and to make these therapies available and accessible to disadvantaged and marginalized populations who disproportionately suffer poor health.

Our Faculty

Our faculty are physicians, social workers, psychotherapists and other highly qualified practitioners, led by our Director of Education and Clinical Training, Dr. Patricia Rockman. For a complete faculty list and bios, please see our Faculty page.

Our Community Program

Our Community Program helps those who face economic and social barriers, and who have little or no access to cost effective mental health services. The program is funded by revenues from our professional training and clinical programs, donations, events and grants. These programs are sound, long-term investments in the health and well-being of our communities.

Registered charity

We are a registered Canadian charity with the CRA. Reg. No. 845368760 RR0001.


If you have particular skills and are interested in volunteering, please email us. Please let us know about your skills and experience. We thank you for helping us fulfill our charitable mission.


Your donation to our Community Program is an investment in individuals who experience mental health challenges by removing the financial barriers and helping them access quality mindfulness programs. Click here for more information.

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Personal Programs

Start: Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Start: Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 10:00 am
Start: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Start: Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 5:30 pm

Professional Development

Start: Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 9:30 am
Start: Friday, May 26, 2017 - 9:30 am
Start: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 11:00 am
Start: Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 9:30 am