The Centre’s Community Program offers financial aid through our bursaries – one way we strive to make mindfulness accessible to the community. Individuals interested in attending a mindfulness therapy group but cannot afford to pay the full fee can apply to our MBCT, MBSR, and other personal therapy programs through our Bursary Program. It does not apply to introductory workshops.
Are you eligible?
Applicants should fulfill the following criteria:
- Free from substance abuse
- Able to participate in a group setting
- Committed to attending weekly sessions
- Not in crisis or currently suffering from acute conditions such as severe depression or psychosis
Individuals who fall within the following income brackets are encouraged to apply. Refer to the chart below to see if you qualify.
Applicants must meet the following guidelines from Statistics Canada Low Income Cut-offs (per household, before tax)
1 person ($24,600)
2 persons ($30,625)
3 persons ($37,650)
4 persons ($45,712)
5 persons ($51,846)
6 persons ($58,473)
7 persons ($65,101)
*These figures were obtained directly from the Statistics Canada website (2017)
5 Steps to Apply:
- Contact a physician, therapist or social service worker to complete and submit an application for a Bursary.
- Eligible applicants will be notified of their acceptance in the program and added to our waiting list.
- As spaces become available, you will be contacted by the Centre for registration.
- Bursary recipients pay what they can towards the cost of the program. An 8-week program costs $520.
- Participants are asked to bring their contribution to the first session