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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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Events

Latest News

  • June 19, 2019

    An Astronaut’s Life

    Diana Pederson shares what she learned at an Aerospace Medicine conference. Read on to learn about astronaut Don Pettit’s out-of-this-world experiments.

  • May 28, 2019

    Why Can’t We All Be Rational?

    Mensa Canada member Rony Gao summarizes the evolution of behavioural economics and elaborates on two common patterns in irrational behaviour.

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.