About Us

A Mindful Society is a purpose-driven, profit-neutral social initiative established to advance mindfulness and compassion in society.

Equipping and supporting individuals to lead the integration of Mindfulness in their work and life.

We provide the means for people to champion mindfulness in their personal and professional lives through access to education, leading-edge applications and contemplative experiences, all within the context of a like-minded community.

Conference attendee trying out the Muse Technology at AMS 2017
Conference attendee trying out the Muse Technology at AMS 2017
Group dialogue before the conference opening at AMS 2019
Group dialogue before the conference opening at AMS 2019
Monastics lead a walking meditation through Toronto at AMS 2017
Monastics lead a walking meditation through Toronto at AMS 2017
Giving gratitude during a breakout session at AMS 2018
Giving gratitude during a breakout session at AMS 2018
Dr. Dan Siegel and John Rice conversing after the closing remarks at AMS 2017
Dr. Dan Siegel and John Rice conversing after the closing remarks at AMS 2017
Dr. James Doty and conference attendees after the keynote at AMS 2018
Dr. James Doty and conference attendees after the keynote at AMS 2018
We are a community

At our events, you’ll find scientists beside spiritual teachers of all traditions, indigenous healers beside medical doctors, schoolteachers beside parents, business leaders beside community leaders, and new practitioners beside residential monastics.

A Mindful Society: 2012 - present
  • 2012
    A Mindful Society Founded

    A Mindful Society forms its Founding Advisory Council comprising of leaders from the field of mindfulness.

    October 1, 2019 1pm
  • 2015
    A Mindful Society 2015:
    Integrating Mindfulness Into Society

    Inaugural conference held at the University of Toronto’s Multi-Faith Centre.

    October 2, 2019
  • 2016
    A Mindful Society 2016:
    Change from Within

    Second annual conference held at the Royal Conservatory of Music and the Medical Sciences Building at the University of Toronto.

    Other Events in 2016

    • A Mindful Leader Forum
    • Discovering Mindful Living

    October 3, 2019
  • 2017
    A Mindful Society 2017:
    Finding Common Ground

    Held at the Medical Sciences Building and Convocation Hall the third annual conference brought together leaders from around the world.

    Other Events in 2017

    • Discovering Mindful Living
    • Masterclass with Dan Siegel M.D.

  • 2018
    A Mindful Society 2018:
    From Curiosity to Compassion

    The fourth annual conference was held in partnership with SickKids Hospital at the SickKids Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning and University of Toronto’s Chestnut Conference Centre.

    Other Events in 2018

    • Day of Mindfulness with Thich Nhat Hanh
    Monastics
    • Masterclass Workshop with Zindel Segal Ph.D.
    • Masterclass Workshop with Chris Germer Ph.D.
    • Masterclass Workshop with Shauna Shapiro Ph.D.

  • 2019
    A Mindful Society 2019:
    Be. Act. Belong.

    Attracting a global community to University of Toronto's Chestnut Conference Centre, the fourth annual A Mindful Society attracted over 800 people from around the world to explore pressing questions.

    Other Events in 2019

    • Masterclass Workshop with Dan Siegel M.D.
    • Masterclass Workshop with Thupten Jinpa Ph.D.
    • Masterclass Workshop with Patricia Rockman
    M.D. and Evan Collins M.D.

  • 2020
    Our Present Future

    Returning to University of Toronto’s Medical Sciences Building and Convocation Hall, this years conference will be sure to grow and provide a powerful learning and community experience for all attendees.

    Highlights:

    - Keynotes by Dr. Rick Hanson and Elisha Goldstein Ph.D.
    - Over 50 breakout sessions covering diverse topics related to climate change, health care, technology and more

Meet the team

The direction of A Mindful Society is guided by the highly experienced and dedicated group of Council members. The Council is comprised of thought leaders who are experienced in advancing mindfulness into healthcare, education, the workplace, government and more.

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Organizations that are part of our community
Academia

University of Toronto

McMaster University

University of British Columbia

Harvard

University of Massachusetts

Singapore Management University

Education

Toronto District School Board

Peel District School Board

Buffalo Teachers Federation

Centerville City Schools

The York School

Upper Canada College

Healthcare

SickKids

CAMH

University Health Network

Ontario Shores

Hamilton Health Services

St. Joseph’s Health Centre Toronto

Corporate

Shopify

Salesforce

IBM

CIBC

Royal Bank of Canada

Morneau Shepell

Proctor & Gamble

Government

House of Commons

UK House of Commons

Federal Government

Ontario Government

Ontario Public Service

Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services

Law and Policing

Toronto Police

York Regional Police

Law Society of Upper Canada

Durham Regional Police

Ministry of the Solicitor General (Ontario)

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