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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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  • Annual Gathering 2020 – Register Now!

    July 24 - July 26, 2020

    The next AG will be in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on July 24-26, 2020. Registration is open now, so head on over to the AG2020 site for more info and to book your tickets!

Latest News

  • A Mensan’s Thoughtful Election Views

    February 8, 2020

    Watch and listen as Mensan Raj Krishnan provides his thoughts on Trudeau’s brownface controversy and the fall election results.

  • The Internet is 50 – Now What?

    November 3, 2019

    Mensan Heather Simmons celebrates the internet’s 50th birthday and explains why privacy policy, not technology, will and should dominate the next 5-7 years of its development. 

  • Can We Trust Artificial Intelligence?

    October 13, 2019

    Mensan Heather Simmons explains why intelligible AI is so crucial – and develops a framework to help policy-makers and business leaders make it happen.

  • More Than A Walk in the Park

    August 28, 2019

    How Mensan Louise O’Neill turned a walk in the park into over 5 years of connection to the local community and arts and science organizations.

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.