Welcome to The Haven...

The Haven is a not-for-profit centre for transformative learning on Gabriola Island, BC. On our 7-acre oceanfront property, we offer world-renowned programming for kids, youth, and adults, and host conferences, workshops, performances, and other events.

What sets us apart from other centres and retreats is an innovative curriculum created by our co-founders, Dr. Bennet Wong and Dr. Jock McKeen. For over 35 years, thousands of participants have chosen Come Alive, Couples Alive, and Living Alive for personal and professional development. By meeting face-to-face, we offer deep healing, transformation, connection, and growth in community.

We hope you’ll join us. Our registrars are available 7 days a week to support your next steps and can be reached toll-free at 1.800.222.9211 x1 or by email at register@haven.ca.

 

"Doing an intensive five day "Come Alive" program was far more effective and transformative for me than seven years of therapy" 

                                                                               - Jennifer Fraser, PhD

Our Programs

Come Alive, Couples Alive and Living Alive are our most popular programs and are unique to The Haven. Since 1983, thousands of people have found deep healing, personal growth, and transformation through these experiences. You won't find experiential learning like this anywhere else...

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Jan 01 - Jan 06, 2020

Come Alive is an opportunity to revitalize your life, discover and activate your resources and realize your full potential.

Mar 26 - Mar 30, 2020
Couples Alive I: Foundation is for people in primary relationship who want more, and are prepared to go beyond the familiar to find it.
 
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Apr 02 - Apr 27, 2020

The 25-day Living Alive Phase programs are exciting opportunities to investigate who you really are and choose how you live your life.

Nov 01 - Nov 26, 2020

The 25-day Living Alive Phase programs (I and II) are exciting opportunities to investigate who you really are and how you live your life and relationships.

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The Haven helped me heal quicker and more efficiently than years of counseling and group support. For the first time in a long time I felt comfortable in my own skin. I will forever be grateful for my time there.
Lisa, Come Alive