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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

  • Annual Photo Contest – Entry Deadline

    July 15 - July 15, 2020

    Every year, Mensa Canada holds a photography contest for its members. This year’s theme is “shyness”, and the contest entry deadline is July 15, 2020. Click on through to the 2020 contest page for more information.

  • Annual Gathering 2020 – CANCELLED

    July 24 - July 26, 2020

    Mensa Canada regretfully announces its decision to cancel its 2020 Annual Gathering, scheduled to take place in Saskatoon from July 23-26, 2020. COVID-19 social and travel restrictions threaten the viability of all summer gatherings.

  • Annual General Meeting 2020 (Online)

    July 26 - July 26, 2020

    Mensa Canada will host an online Annual General Meeting on Sunday, July 26 at 10:00 PDT. Please RSVP by July 15.

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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.