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The Haven is a nonprofit learning centre on beautiful Gabriola Island in British Columbia, Canada. Our focus is self-responsibility, effective communication, healthy relationships, creative expression, and integration of mind-body-spirit. 

For over 35 years, our innovative approach to personal growth and professional development has transformed thousands of lives. Click here to learn more about our most popular program: Come Alive.  


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Featured Programs

The programs featured below are just a few of those coming up soon.

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Jun 23 - Jun 27, 2019
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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Jul 11 - Jul 14, 2019

An opportunity to energize yourself, ignite your creativity and refresh your ability to see life's challenges differently. And have some fun!

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Jul 29 - Aug 01, 2019

The joy and good humour of self-compassion stand in contrast with the harshness of self-hate. This program explores both ends of this polarity.

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When I arrived at The Haven, I felt very low and had no motivation to carry out my hopes and dreams. During Come Alive, I learned so much about myself, my relations with others. I cultivated many deep relationships. When I left, I felt more energized than I had in years! Ready to move on and carry out the rest of my life with enthusiasm.
Margaret, Come Alive