Mindfulness Everyday

Registered Name: Mindfulness Everyday

Business Number: 836933507RR0001

About Mindfulness Everyday

Toronto-based Mindfulness Everyday offers specifically designed programs for youth, parents and educators, based on the principles of the MBSR workshop, an 8-week program created by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1979.

We are committed to improving the health and well-being of community members and the networks that support children and youth, by providing tailored mindfulness programs.

Many of our adult participants voiced the wish to have learned mindfulness much earlier in their lives. We have been continually developing programming, facilitating research, and teaching mindfulness in schools and community settings since 2009.

Our Vision

At Mindfulness Everyday, we envision a society in which we relate to others, the environment, and ourselves with clarity and compasssion.

Our Mission

We promote mindfulness practices to enhance positive mental and physical health, compassionate action and resilience by providing stress reduction training and life skills for young people, educators, professional support staff and parents in the schools, and for organizations and members of the community.http://www.mindfulnesseveryday.org/index.html

Inclusion Statement

We strive to embody inclusivity by creating and maintaining our courses with a genuine understanding of many differences including but not limited to: race, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, age, body size and shape, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, physical or mental health and physical or cognitive abilities. We acknowledge and honour the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals and we are committed to the elimination of discrimination in all its forms. 

Our Values

Our values are embodied in mindfulness. By its nature, mindfulness embodies inclusiveness, transparency, honesty and integrity, respect for self, others and the environment. Mindfulness supports compassion, kindness, empathy, patience, a peaceful mind, and an open heart.

We strive to embody inclusivity by creating and maintaining our courses with a genuine understanding of many differences including but not limited to: race, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, age, body size and shape, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, physical or mental health and physical or cognitive abilities. We acknowledge and honour the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals and we are committed to the elimination of discrimination in all its forms.

Our Goals

To ensure ongoing relevance and positive impact, we are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of community members and the networks that support children and youth, by providing tailored mindfulness programs for educators, administrators, parents, and families.

Our focus is the implementation of youth programming in our educational system as part of the curriculum so that our youth have the skills and tools to meet the challenges of life with wisdom and insight. By offering programs to the adults in our youth’s lives – to educators, parents, caregivers and adults, we will insure the sustainability of the programs offered to youth.

“The troubled hearts and minds of children are becoming a campaign issue in Ontario. A broad new coalition of hospitals, social workers, children’s aid societies, psychologists, teachers, students and trustees cites the turbulent mental health of today’s students ― from anxiety and depression to suicidal feelings ― as the “number one issue facing schools today.” June 1, 2011 Louise Brown – Education Reporter

As a social enterprise, our goal is to be sustainable over time, charging clients who can afford services, and providing services for free or at nominal cost to those with affordability issues. Recent budget cuts to our schools have limited the resources available to provide preventative programs delivered by proficient mindfulness facilitators to both students and teachers. Current economic conditions have created additional stress in the average person’s life; many individuals cannot pay the fee for service in order to take programs that can assist them with their health and well-being.

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