Barry Patterson

Barry Patterson
  • Executive Director, Centre for Mindfulness Studies

Barry has more than 20 years of experience working in leadership roles within the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. He currently serves and leads the Centre for Mindfulness Studies, a mental health charity that brings mindfulness-based group programs to those suffering from depression, anxiety, and stress. He is very passionate about the important work that the Centre does to help individuals and communities nurture or regain their well-being. Previously, Barry was President of CMU College where he led the institution in creating a new strategic plan focused on a new curriculum, building a new campus, and developing strategic partnerships. Prior to that, he worked at Emily Carr University, the Canadian Film Centre, CBC Television, Astral Media, and Famous Players where he developed multi-award winning campaigns focused on launching and revitalizing brands, enhancing reputation, and strategically building organizational success. He is a mentor and advisor for the Ideaboost accelerator, consulted for digital, tech, and media organizations and has volunteered with The Centre, ReBoot Canada, and the DemocracyXchange Summit.

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