The Mindful Project is a recognized club at the University of Toronto which aims to increase awareness and acceptance of neurodivergence and educate others about the neurodiversity paradigm as a disability rights movement.
This club reinforces the idea that differences are normal and that everyone should be offered the same opportunities in education and everyday life, thus advocating for inclusivity and accessibility at the University of Toronto. The club focuses on reducing the stigma of neurodivergence and increasing accessibility to neurodivergent individuals, especially neurodivergent students in post-secondary education, through workshops, various events, and fundraising to raise awareness and monetary donations to recognized organizations. These include SickKids, The Child Mind Institute, and Autism Canada.
This club hopes to provide various opportunities for fellow University of Toronto students to learn more about the challenges that the neurodivergent community faces and acquire valuable skills. The Mindful Project team seeks to provide growth opportunities both for its members and its target audience.