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

THE BRAIN IS WHERE WE CAN MAKE A CHANGE.

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.
THE HARVARD GAZETTE

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 the Centre for Mindfulness Studies to develop a pilot program for select schools in Toronto. The program features a daily mindfulness routine delivered over the PA system, to help guide students in their mindfulness practice. Teachers will also be trained in mindfulness techniques, so that they can pass it on to others, and help reduce the incidents of violence in our communities.

The help in large type

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

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