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 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.
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 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.
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.