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Welcome to Mensa

Mensa, the high IQ society, welcomes people from every walk of life with IQs in the top 2 percent of the population. The organization’s purposes are to identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity, to encourage research in the nature, characteristics and uses of intelligence, and to promote stimulating intellectual and social opportunities for its members. It provides a forum for intellectual exchange among its members,
who enjoy each other’s company while participating in a wide range of social and cultural activities.

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Latest News

  • Holiday Office Closure

    December 7, 2020

    Please note that the Mensa Canada office will be closed over the Christmas period from Monday, December 21, 2020 until Monday, January 4, 2021.

  • Mensa International Referendum Voting starts Nov 1st!

    October 30, 2020

    Calling all members! There are three constitutional amendments to be voted on electronically between November 1st and 15th.

  • Reasons to be Proud of the Mensa Canada Scholarship Program

    October 19, 2020

    The Scholarship Program announces 2020 winners! by Linda Kowalski, Chair, Mensa Canada Scholarship Program The Mensa Canada Scholarship Program has announced the 2020 winners of the Mensa Canada Scholarship Program: The general Mensa Scholarship of $2000 will go to Ana Brennan, a Masters student studying at the University of Ottawa. She is working on medical…

  • Announcing the 2020 Photo Competition Winners

    July 30, 2020

    See which winning entries will be moving on to compete in the Mensa International photo competition.

Are you Mensa material?

Are you wondering if you’ve got what it takes to join Mensa? You can try the Mensa Workout anytime courtesy of Mensa International, and when you’re ready, arrange to take the actual Mensa Canada entrance test in a community near you.

The benefits of membership

Making new friends and finding intellectual stimulation are givens, but what may be even more important is the feeling of belonging that grows when you are surrounded by honest-to-goodness peers – people who are unique, yet paradoxically, are very much like you: inquisitive, fun-loving, open to new ideas and alternative viewpoints, and well-read.

Mensa Canada membership benefits include:

  • socializing & friendship
  • networking / international contacts
  • newsletters and magazines
  • special interest groups
  • annual national & regional gatherings
  • online discussion groups
  • an edge in career prospects
  • help for gifted children

Thinking about joining? See the Join page for more info.