Move N Improve Canada (MNIC) is a non-profit, proudly Canadian organization offering physical, mental and spiritual health empowerment services to people, founded by Sadaf Jamal. MNIC is honored to stand for global citizenship taking sustainable initiatives to make the world more equal, all-inclusive and fair place. With this in mind, Sadaf collaborates with Investment in Youth Engagement (IYE) under Toronto Public Health (TPH), City of Toronto, Toronto/York District School Board, University of Toronto, SportChek Canada, various grassroots organizations, charitable causes, and shelter homes to make culturally sensitive physical and mental health services accessible to various underrepresented community of diversity.
Founder of MNIC, Sadaf Jamal, graduated from University of Waterloo with a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Cell and Molecular Biology. She is also a recent graduate of Masters in Psychotherapy and Spiritual Care from the University of Toronto in 2021. She is a Registered Psychotherapist certified with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She is obtaining her certification as a Spiritual Care Practitioner from Canadian Association for Spiritual Care. She is a certified Personal Trainer, CanFit Pro Group Fitness Instructor, RYT, Nutrition and Wellness Coach offering fitness classes at MNIC and University of Toronto. See Online Yoga Classes for schedule and registration.
Sadaf laid the foundation of MNIC in 2013 catering to the cultural and faith sensitivities of diverse ethnic population of women in GTA with a pressing need to achieve their health goals in safe spaces without compromising their identity and values. MNIC encourages people to be proud of their culture, faith, identity and heritage.
Sadaf has received Leading Woman Building Communities awards from House of Commons of Canada and Province of Ontario. She is awarded Jack Layton’s Award for her community services by Dr. Roz Healing Place – an empowerment center for abused women and children. TPH supported MNIC’s community building initiatives with IYE grants. She is also a recipient of Entering Theological Scholarship from University of Toronto. Sport Chek Canada recognized MNIC as a “Move Maker” who is changing the narratives around what fitness means to Canadians, how they perceive it in various ways and that anyone can “Find What Moves Them” in anyway they like wearing whatever they want.
Sadaf leads many educational workshops on improving physical, mental and spiritual health for IYE project, “Turn Struggles into Strengths” financially supported by TPH. MNIC’s workshops for youth are on significant issues such as self-esteem, identity crisis, cyber bulling, social media, tobacco prevention, sexual and drug abuse, suicide and a variety of mental health topics.
MNIC’s Flexibility Fusion classes have improved its participants’ overall functionality, flexibility and mobility by reducing common aches and pain in the body. Special breathing exercises taught in classes have helped people improve mindfulness, focus, insomnia, depression, anxiety, memory loss, and breathing problems. Online classes have increased the reach of services to people.
MNIC has planned intriguing outdoor activities for ladies such as biking, walking, hiking, zip-lining, sky-diving, breathing exercises while enjoying the sunrise, running, and much more. Join us in our humble efforts of becoming an example to the world that an all-inclusive, productive initiatives are possible that turn people’s struggles into strengths through health and wellness.
She is a wife, mother, student, teacher, volunteer and a simple human being, trying to leave a beneficial social footprint after her!