New Leaf Foundation is an innovator in Canada supporting the mental, emotional and physical well-being of youth in marginalized communities. We offer programming that utilizes yoga and mindfulness-based practices to support youth and their caregivers in fostering emotional regulation and resilience.
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Number of Programs

1400

Number of youth reached in 2016-17

167

Number of people trained in our best practices

Yoga and mindfulness practices are becoming increasingly recognized as tools vital to supporting the overall mental and physical health and well-being of individuals, including youth experiencing adversity and trauma. Studies show that mindfulness-based programs yield “positive outcomes on factors such as emotional balance, attention control, cognitive efficiency, anxiety, negative thought patterns, reactivity and negative behavior.

- Best Practices for Yoga in Schools, ed. T. Childress, J. Cohen Harper, 2015

CSI 2016 Agent of Change
New Leaf Foundation was selected as one of the Centre for Social Innovation & Green Shield Canada Foundation’s 2016 Agents of Change. The Agents of Change program recognizes innovators improving health outcomes for individuals, families and communities.

WHAT YOUTH ARE SAYING

Vital Ideas Grant Recipient 2015
New Leaf Foundation was awarded a Vital Ideas Grant from the Toronto Foundation, thanks to support provided by the Vital Toronto Fund, the Donna and Richard Ivey Fund, the Wilkinson Family Fund, and an anonymous fund at the Toronto Foundation.

RECENT NEWS

Lululemon and Canada Running Series have teamed up for this year’s Toronto Waterfront 10k Run, and New Leaf is honored to be their charitable organization......

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