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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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  • Literary contest entry deadline

    June 15 - June 15, 2021

    Each summer, Mensa Canada holds an annual literary contest for poetry and short stories. The theme for 2021 is curiosity. Rules and instructions can be found on the Annual Literary Contest page.

  • Photography contest entry deadline

    June 15 - June 15, 2021

    Each year, Mensa Canada holds a photography competition for its members. The winning entries from this competition are put forward to compete internationally for the title of Mensa International Photographer of the Year. The theme for this year is balance. Rules and instructions can be found on the Photo Competition 2021 page.

  • Annual Gathering 2021 “Mensamorphosis”

    July 2 - July 4, 2021

    This year’s AG will be hosted in Zoom. Enjoy speakers, games, and escape rooms with other Mensans – even while wearing PJs.

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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.