2018 was Toronto's most violent year ever.
The Globe & Mail


Studies have shown a connection between violent and aggressive behaviour and the amygdala—the part of the brain that regulates emotions like fear and anxiety—as well as
the prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain responsible for thinking, planning, reasoning and decision making.

Key Functions

The Prefrontal Cortex1

  • Decision making
  • Personality expression
  • Moderating social conduct

The Amygdala2

  • Fear modulation
  • Emotional regulation
  • Attention
  • Prefrontal Cortex
  • Amygdala
  • Prefrontal Cortex
  • Amygdala
Mindfulness meditation can change the brain’s gray matter and brain regions linked with memory, the sense of self, and regulation of emotions.

Bringing meditation where it’s needed most.

  1. Schools

    Implementing a school meditation & mindfulness program for all students over morning announcements.

  2. Corrections

    Utilizing meditation & mindfulness in correctional facilities and introducing it into sentencing requirements.

  3. Community

    Including meditation into existing community groups and programs.

  4. Streets

    To reach youth engaged in street violence, we’ll incorporate meditation & mindfulness into a fellowship initiative based on Richmond California’s Operation Peacekeeper.

A pilot program to save lives.

We are partnering with Mindfulness Everyday, to develop a pilot program for select schools in Toronto. The project will train educators in the evidence-based smartEducation program, managed by smartUBC, teaching them the skills and techniques through experiential learning and practice to embody the qualities that we would like to see in our children and youth. The training will provide teachers with the skill set to authentically pass on their knowledge to both educators and students.

The help in large type

us raise $12,000 to fund the pilot in three schools across the GTA.

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