Wisdom of Elders

” Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.”
Helen Keller

 Living Ways acknowledges and champions the profound gifts of elders for the betterment of our society. We are developing a variety of projects to share their wisdom and guidance for us all.

Wisdom Reaches Out: Elder Workshops & Retreat SeriesMandaza with students from fundraiser

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There is no escaping the need at times in life to receive social, emotional and psychological help and support. Providing opportunities for people to seek elders’ guidance and/or be mentored, particularly for people going through transition or crisis is a priority for Living Ways.

Throughout the year, we host diverse traditional elders, scholars and wisdom keepers at Living Ways’ locations in Toronto and Castleton, ON, enabling them to offer their knowledge, experience and insights.  At times we oversee and coordinate a Canadian schedule enabling many communities to benefit from teachings and healing work.

Visit our Events page to see upcoming activities in this Series where you can experience the gifts that these people offer.


Sanctuary for what matters.
Elders possess a valuable contribution, and represent a vast store of wisdom that can guide us in transforming our lives, our communities and the planet. Living Ways aims to increase awareness of the powerful role of elders, as well as disseminating their messages and supporting the concept of eldership for children, youth and adults.
Sanctuary for what matters.
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