What if we usher in a new epoch by weaving resonant communities together?

What if we gathered to celebrate a milestone, the evolution from one era to the next, and birth a new way of being in relationship and community?

What if we forged a history to look back on by sparking a genesis moment?

What if we could create a space for life – for wanderers and mystics, resonators and renegades to form a new family dedicated to sensing what life is calling forth in our communities?

We are gathering people like you who are working in community to break the dawn on a new day. It will be an experience of the heart of democracy in its deepest and most demanding ways.

This event is for you if you are a community builder, convener, host, or narrative artist ready to take the next leap in your practice and purpose. Are you searching for a deeper relationship with your Soul, Others, and Place? Are you feeling lonely and crazy and would like to remedy both? Are you ready to adopt, midwife, and nurture generative practices in the service of Life? Are you ready to discover Resonance?

In sacred dialogue and wild festival we will mutually awaken our intention, discover our gifts, and wonder, at what comes alive between us. Then we conjure and animate the connective, continuous tissue of works that nourish each of our communities.

We hold the possibility that together we could:

  • Ignite ongoing learning and working circles in generative practices
  • Unleash latent capital in and across our communities
  • Inspire generativity and resonance at home and around the world
  • Bring our narrative art and energies to life in a world-wide constellation
  • Mark our time together with Manifesto of the Moment to make history and declare our intentions

If you would like to bring these and other possibilities to life through deep connections, a communion of souls, surprise, a playful uncovering of gifts, abundance, and synergy, song, poetry, movement, and nature, then join us for October 22, 23, and 24th in Peterborough, Canada for Resonate!2017 – a Transformation Festival.

If you choose to join us, then we ask you to:

  • Arrive on time and remain for the entire event
  • Come prepared to share your gifts and stories with us
  • To enter a space of vulnerability and mystery with us
  • Come open to strangers and transformation
  • Steward the spirit of co-creation and freedom, not consumption and control

You Will Be Hosted by a Local Community and Its Place

During this three day event you will be hosted by the people who have been hosting and narrating a new story in their place, Peterborough, Ontario, for almost three years. You will be hosted at The Mount Community Centre, a former convent now being brought to life by its residential tenants, community gardens, community organizations, students, and innovators. The Resonance Centre is proud to be a new member of the The Mount family. For over a hundred years The Mount has been home to community service that has resonated around the world.


Sun, 22 Oct 2017, 3:00 PM –
Tue, 24 Oct 2017, 4:00 PM EDT
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1545 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, ON
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Basic Itinerary

Sunday October 22 // 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Monday October 23 // 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday October 24 // 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Each day will be woven together with dialogue, art, music making, private reflection, and the natural environment.


Your registration fees includes light refreshment and apps on Sunday, breakfast and lunch on both Monday and Tuesday and snack bar throughout the entire gathering. We will work with local food providers to ensure your body and soul are nourished by the fruits of the land on which you stand.

If you have any food allergies or considerations please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Dinners will be of your own making or arranging, on the town, or with your billets.


We have a number of recommendations for accommodation options, including billeting with local participants.

1. Billet

As one option for accommodation, we are reaching out to the Peterborough Dialogues community to arrange billeting and hosting so you can better come to know the people who have been living and cultivating the Peterborough Dialogues for three years. Write to peter@resonancecentre.com if you are interested in being billeted.

2. Downtown Hotels

These two hotels are within walking distance to all things downtown and are about a 30 minute stroll, 5 min car ride to The Mount. They are also close to sidewalk bike rental stations.

Peterborough Inn & Suites

Holiday Inn

3. On Rice Lake in Keene Ontario

Elmhirst Resort is a bit of a hike in (30 min. drive) but is a wonderful place for on location nature experiences. Their fine dining restaurant sources food from local producers. They can accommodate you in single bedroom up to cottage arrangements for a small group. The Resonance Centre is happy to work with you to find you fellow roomies. Shuttle and carpooling at the beginning and end of the day during the gathering will be supported by Resonance Centre staff.

4. Affordable Hotels

These two are away from downtown, not on the lakeside, but are affordable and nice enough for a quiet night’s sleep. Each is a short car ride from The Mount. Volunteers from Peterborough will offer lifts to and from at the beginning and end of festivities at The Mount.

Super 8 – 6 minutes, by car, from the Mount

Motel 6 – 9 min, by car, from the Mount


Sun, 22 Oct 2017, 3:00 PM –
Tue, 24 Oct 2017, 4:00 PM EDT
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1545 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, ON
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The Resonance Centre for Social Evolution is located within Mount Community Centre which is located in the heart of Peterborough Ontario, approximately 90 minutes from Toronto and Pearson International Airport.

Driving Directions From Pearson International Airport (144 km, approx. 90 min)

Take highway ON-409 east for 5 km, keep left and merge onto highway ON-401 east and take for 80 kms to ON-115 north, continue for 50 km to Peterborough.

Exit The Parkway/Sir Sandford Fleming Drive, continue on The Parkway for 2.6 km, take a right at Clonsilla Ave. for 1.6 km.

Turn left at Monaghan Rd, drive 750 m until you arrive at 1545 Monaghan (at McDonnel), turn left onto the Mount Properties.

Car Rentals

There are an abundance of car rental options from Pearson Airport.

Pearson Car Rentals

Shuttle Service

If you don’t wish to rent a car you can book a shuttle service from the airport to your hotel, and once in Peterborough carpool with fellow Resonators, walk, use public transit or ride a rented bike to and from the Mount.

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Sun, 22 Oct 2017, 3:00 PM –
Tue, 24 Oct 2017, 4:00 PM EDT
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1545 Monaghan Rd.
Peterborough, ON
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Situated on 10 acres in the heart of Peterborough Ontario, the Mount Community Centre, once home to Sisters of St. Joseph and dates back to the late 1890’s, is being re-enlivened to serve community.

With a goal to address housing and food security a partnership of 6 local organizations worked to purchase the heritage property (with financial support from the City and County as well as raising over two million dollars through a community bond) and turned it over to the newly formed not for profit – The Mount Community Centre – on July 30, 2013.

The 132,000 sq ft of buildings at the Mount will offer a mix of residential and community uses including affordable and market rate housing, gathering and event venues, performance arts spaces, a large scale commercial kitchen and café, office space and community gardens.

The Mount’s mission is to nurture a community space that profoundly respects people, land and beliefs; encourages relationships and partnerships among people and groups; and focuses on housing, food, health, arts and culture, and ecological sustainability.

It was the perfect fit for the Resonance Centre for Social Evolution and in July 2017 we joined the Mount family. Through our shared belief that transformative change begins with relationship and actualizes in community, we have found our home.

The time we will share together on this magnificent property will inspire, ground and connect you to this place we call home.

We look forward to hosting you at The Mount.