Turning Your Struggles Into Strengths
By Balancing Body, Mind, and Soul
Move N Improve Canada (MNIC) is a non-profit organization offering physical, mental, and spiritual health services to people.
MNIC offers culturally and spiritually integrated psychotherapy to help people improve their mental health.. It strengthens the confidence of marginalized and underrepresented Canadians in their identity through educational workshops and counselling services. MNIC has been raising awareness about breaking the cultural stigma attached to seeking mental health support to prevent isolation, discrimination, shame,and silence among individuals. MNIC creates a space of empathy, understanding, and support to promote early intervention and seeking professional help.
With this intention, MNIC has collaborated with IYE under Toronto Public Health, City of Toronto, Toronto/York District School Board, SportChek Canada, and the University of Toronto. It continues to collaborate with various grassroots organizations, charitable causes and shelter homes.
Move N Improve Canada provides education and services that help people achieve balance in their lives. We offer physical, mental, and spiritual health services that can help you feel better than ever before.
Sadaf Jamal laid the foundation of MNIC in 2014. It started off as helping the diverse population of women in GTA achieve their health goals in safe spaces without compromising their identity and values. Early on, MNIC’s fitness services catered to the cultural and faith sensitivities of only women. However, today, MNIC has bloomed to be a leading provider of mental health care and psychotherapy to people of all backgrounds through its Healing Hearts Counselling services.
Working with women of diversity made Sadaf realize the need in underrepresented communities for a holistic well-being that integrates their cultural and faith dimensions in both their physical and mental health care. Sadaf recognized such services would promote inclusivity and reduce the risk of cultural misunderstandings and insensitivity. Hence, she decided to pursue her Masters in Psychotherapy and Spiritual Care from University of Toronto. She graduated with Breckenridge scholarship and most promising student award.
Sadaf is now a Registered Psychotherapist certified with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She is a certified Spiritual Care Practitioner from Canadian Association of Spiritual Care. She is a certified CanFit Pro Group Fitness Instructor. She is pursuing her PhD in culturally and spiritually integrated psychotherapy from University of Toronto. Sadaf hopes to bring evidence-based research for MNIC in efforts to enhance its mental health care services for communities of diversity in Canada. Sadaf believes that incorporating cultural and faith perspectives into therapy allows individuals to feel understood, validated, and supported in their unique experiences and beliefs. Sadaf supports MNIC in its vision of encouraging people to improve their confidence in their culture, faith, identity, and heritage.
We are deeply honored to have been recognized by a number of local and national organizations for our work We are very proud of the recognition we have earned, but more importantly, we are dedicated to continue providing service to help people in our community achieve their optimal wellbeing.
We would love to hear from you! If you have any questions, if you’d like us to bring one of our programs to your community, or if you’d like to partner with us on a project, contact us. We are always open to new ways of collaborating and making the world a better place.