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What if you could give yourself the gift of a few hours to simply stop, refresh yourself and nourish your spirit?

What could that give you?

Whether you have an hour, a day or want an ongoing experience, our online and in-person Circle of Trust® retreats offer protected time and space to rest, recharge and reflect on what’s most meaningful to you.

A Still Point:
A Saturday Circle of Trust®

Saturday, June 8
9:15 –11:45am EDT

“The times are urgent, let us slow down.”

Bàyò Akómoláfé


Slowing down in the face of urgency – it’s a pretty counter-intuitive notion, isn’t it? 

 Don’t unsettled, uncertain and turbulent times call us to act, to respond?


And yet. 


Could slowing down lead us to deeper insight, clearer thought and new approaches to the challenges we  face?  

A Still Point: A Saturday Circle of Trust® invites us to step back, pause and ponder what slowing down means, what it offers and how we might face the urgency of our times with less haste and greater intention. 

 We’ll still the busyness inside and out, and seek a still point in our hearts and lives.

 Images, texts and music will spark reflection and open fresh perspectives. There will be time for quiet reflection, small and large group conversation. Gentle, time-tested guidelines will support a calm, confidential and protected space. This is an opportunity for you to focus on what matters most to you as you navigate urgency and slowing down.


A Still Point is designed as a 2.5 hour hybrid retreat. Registrants can participate either in-person or online. 

We’ll bring the online and in-person settings together in a balanced and purposeful way. In-person, we’ll gather at the Centre for Social Innovation (Annex) in Toronto. Zoom will offer a gathering space for those attending online and allow for interactions among all participants. There will be private time away from the group and the screen for contemplation, rest and movement.

You could join us.

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Our online Circles of Trust®

will resume in October


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We’ll keep you up-to-date with all our future offerings and offe occasional inspiration and prompts for reflection.

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    We are settlers on Treaty 13 Land, the traditional territories of many Indigenous Nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples, and home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples from across Turtle Island. We are committed to honouring the history this land bears witness to, responding to the 94 Calls to Action of the  Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, and walking lightly on the Earth. A portion of proceeds from all our offerings are sent to:  The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation and The Nii’kinaaganaa Foundation.

    The Inside Outside Retreat Centre, Centre for Social Innovation (CSI), 720 Bathurst St., Toronto, ON, M5S2R4