The Centre for Mindfulness Studies is a charitable social enterprise founded in 2011 in downtown Toronto. It is the leading professional development and service delivery organization for mindfulness-based interventions in Canada. We’re expanding our offerings online and in new locations.
We provide mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), mindful self-compassion (MSC) and specialized mindfulness training to the general public, healthcare providers, and social service professionals.
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.
The Centre for Mindfulness Studies is committed to making mindfulness-based mental health services available to everyone. This is at the heart of the work we do.
To create communities of well-being that empower people and enrich society.
Providing Access: To break down barriers to the availability of mental health services for those in need.
Leading Change: To shift the world’s view on mental health by innovating, collaborating and establishing best practices of mindfulness within a unique training model.
Helping with Purpose: Increasing mental health capacity and helping people through the training, development and delivery of evidence based mindfulness programs.
Sharing Space: Building communities of practice to cultivate connection, to enhance resilience, and openness and to bring mindfulness, as a healthcare service to diverse populations.
- Embracing Difference
To provide the highest standards of care in an inclusive, welcoming, and safe space.
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
The Community Program helps those who face economic and social barriers, and who have little or no access to 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.
We create communities of well-being in an intentionally inclusive, equitable, and safe environment where all are welcomed, respected, and cared for with compassion. We support people with purpose and integrity. We empower them to foster meaningful connections with themselves and with others. We embrace and value the diversity of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, religion, range of abilities, financial means, education, world views and political perspective, amongst all of our community members.
The Centre for Mindfulness Studies acknowledges our office, that is located in Toronto, Ontario is on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishinaabe, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit.
For virtual participants to find out more about the lands you live on visit the land map at whose land here.
The Centre for Mindfulness Studies is a registered Canadian charity with the CRA. Reg. No. 845368760 RR0001.
If you think you might be interested in volunteering, please email us!
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.
The Centre for Mindfulness Studies is a proud non-Aboriginal member of the Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business.