Redwing Institute Recognized at the 2017 World Congress On Positive Psychology


Award Winning Experiential Learning Program Shared Among Top International Research Community

Toronto, Canada: February 22, 2017 – Redwing Institute, known for its Culture & Nature Discovery Walk, focused on exploring traditional Indigenous culture & teachings through a positive psychology lens, is honoured to present it’s first program at an Individual Podium Presentation at the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) Fifth World Congress being held in Montreal, Canada this coming July. The presentation explores the key findings around the intersection between scientific research and practical application of positive psychology principles and models in an outdoor experiential learning environment.

“I’m excited and humbled to showcase Redwing Institute’s inaugural experiential learning program to the international positive psychology community” said Lisa Gervais. “We’ve been delivering the program for two seasons with great success.”

Recognizing the rising rates of mental illness worldwide, Gervais developed the program with the goal of re-connecting urban dwellers with the natural world and to traditional teachings which positive psychologists have recently recognized that promote human flourishing, well-being and success.

The Culture & Nature Discovery Walk explores the connection between Canadian Indigenous Teachings and Martin Seligman and Chris Peterson’s recent body of work on the Values In Action Character Strengths and Virtues. Their research demonstrates that when we recognize and utilize our individual key character strengths, in our work life and play life, we have greater life meaning, are happier, have greater resources to pull from in times of difficulty to keep us resilient and are more successful in life.

“We received a record number of proposals this year, many of which were outstanding. This high-caliber bodes well for a strong World Congress On Positive Psychology Program in Montreal” said Barbara Fredrickson, Ph.D., IPPA President and 5th World Congress Chair.

Redwing Institute
Awarded the 2016 “Unique Experience of the Year” for Toronto, by the Luxury Travel Guide Global Awards for the Culture & Nature Discovery Walk, Redwing Institute is an experiential learning organization, based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The programs are grounded in the science and practical application of positive psychology, the scientific study of human flourishing, well-being and strengths, which enable individuals and institutions to thrive. Learn more by visiting Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

Fifth World Congress On Positive Psychology
The 5th World Congress promises to be the premier event to build collaborations and share progress in the science of positive psychology and its evidence-based practices. The Congress will be held in Montreal, Canada from July 13th to 16th, 2017 at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal. For more information about the Congress visit

About The International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA)
The International Positive Psychology Association’s missions are to promote the science of positive psychology and its research-based applications, facilitate collaboration among researchers, teachers, students and practitioners of positive psychology around the world and across academic disciplines and to share the findings of positive psychology with the broadest possible audience. The Association comprises of thousands of members across 70 countries worldwide. Learn more about the Association by visiting

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