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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Sep 28 - Oct 23, 2020

We're not taking any new registrations, but we're collecting interest for when our campus reopens. Please add yourself to the WAITLIST. We're also

Jun 14 - Jun 19, 2020
Come Alive is our most popular core program and the perfect place to begin or continue your journey in personal or professional growth and transformation.
Jun 19 - Jun 23, 2020

Couples Alive is our renowned 4-day program series for couples. If you’re wanting more out of your primary relationship and are prepared to go beyond

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