"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion."

-Dalai Lama XIV, The Art of Happiness

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At Maitri, we offer services for individuals and groups of individuals.  We also work with organizations to bring compassion into the workplace!  If you are interested in learning more about compassion and love, we also offer podcasts, blog insights, and conduct research.  we look forward to working with you to create a world guided by compassion and love. 


At Maitri, share with individuals wisdom to become more loving and compassionate towards themselves and others.  Are you ready to receive more love in your life? Are you ready experience more love in your relationships with others?

We offer one to one support sessions, group workshops and more. 

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Work environments founded on compassion fare better than organizations that do not.  Workplace compassion is associated with increased worker retention, satisfaction, purpose, as well as greater profitability and greater customer care because workers feel valued and seen.   Want to find out how to improve your workplace culture with compassion?

We offer one day to three day training (virtual or face to face).  Click the link to find out more. 

Individual or Group Work

Self-compassion, self-love workshops and one to one counselling


Travel to great locations for one or two day retreats on self-love and self-compassion

Support for Workplaces

Compassion at work training


Listen to individuals share their stories of overcoming great adversity on the path to loving themselves


Compassion in Social Work; Compassion at Work; Compassion in Child Protection


Read about our experiences with shame, forgiveness, loving our body, and much more.


Gissele Taraba, has a Masters in Epidemiology and an MSW. She is a trained counsellor and is also a trained mindful self-compassion teacher. Her thesis focused on compassion in child protection and won a Gold Medal in Graduate work at Wilfrid Laurier University. She has experience overseeing HR, IT, Finance, Learning and Development, Quality Assurance, and Property Management. She has vast experience in the not-for-profit sector.
Gissele Taraba
Mandy Peck-Neil, MA, BA, CYC, is a trained mindful self-compassion teacher. She is a Registered Psychotherapist and Play Therapy Associate. She has worked in Children's Mental Health almost 40 years, and has been teaching at community college for 15 years. She also has a private practice where she works with children with trauma.
Mandy Peck-Neil
David Taraba, has a BSc. in Biological Sciences, JITH certificate "The Higher Self", is a practitioner of the healing arts and is a student of Mastering Alchemy. He has been an entrepreneur for over 12 yrs in the manufacturing field and a seeker on the spiritual path for over 25 yrs. He has gained experience and wisdom which makes him a valuable teacher and supporter in transformational learning.
David Taraba
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