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a centre for transformative learning

programs in the art and science of living well, together



“I learned to turn up the flame in my life.”

the haven vision

our organizational values

our teaching principles

The Haven is an exceptional institution creating a relational world where every person is whole and responsible for themselves and their environment, and where all life is met with dignity and respect, open curiosity, and loving compassion.

• Loving • Freedom • Integrity • Respect • Joy • Self-responsibility

• Curiosity • Self-responsibility • Communication • Relationship • Embodiment • Experiential Learning • Personal Fulfillment • Inclusion

Welcome to The Haven The Haven offers people like you a wide range of exciting opportunities for transformation and growth. We hope you will join us in 2018! For more than 30 years, we have helped people learn about themselves and others, inspiring thousands to define and shape their lives and relationships. In this catalogue you'll discover our core programs – Come Alive, the Living Alive Phase programs, Couples Alive, and Sexual Intelligence – and lots of other great programs too. To read about them in more detail, and to register, check out our website,

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who comes to the haven?

• People

looking for richer connections at home, work, and in community.

• People

of diverse backgrounds and perspectives who have the willingness to take risks.

• People

who have an aspiration for richer connections with themselves and others.

what can i learn?

• The art and science of living well, together. • Self-responsible, relational living. • The ability to shape and embody your life and have richer relationships.

• Understanding of how you relate to yourself and others.

how do you do it?

• Programs Morag Ruckman

Shannon Schetyna

Cindy O’Dell

Sara Charron

Our registrars are waiting to provide program information and take care of your registration and accommodation. They are available seven days a week from 9 am to 6 pm Pacific Time. You can also register for our programs online or by email. You can pay in installments if you register more than three months in advance and there is a special Early-bird rate for payments made at least 30 days before a program begins. As a not-for-profit educational organization, we also offer substantial bursaries and loans. • • 1 800 222 9211 ext. 1

that integrate wisdom and practices from various disciplines, including psychotherapy and Western and Eastern philosophy and medicine.

• Transformational

group experiences that invite curiosity about each other and ourselves.

• Highly

skilled faculty who embody and model what they teach in a very personal way. Haven faculty have diverse backgrounds and life experience, which they bring into their role.

what’s a good place to start? come alive is the program most people take first at The Haven. Created more than 30 years ago by The Haven’s founders Bennet Wong and Jock McKeen, Come Alive is an opportunity to revitalize your life, discover and activate your resources and realize your full potential in your personal and professional life.

The Haven offers transformational group experiences that invite curiosity about each other and ourselves.

The Haven is a federally registered educational charity in Canada (#89280-6407 RR0001) and the US (#30-0278642). Your tuition may be tax deductible. The Haven is a certified educational institute and is registered with the Private Training Institutions Branch. All eligible participants will receive a T2202A in January.

There are plenty of other possibilities too! Browse this catalogue or talk with our registrars to find out more. We offer an inclusive environment and welcome people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

Accommodation and Dining The Haven offers a range of comfortable rooms and suites. Most of the rooms are designed to be shared by two or more people, though private rates are available. We offer four room types: Dorm, Basic, Forest View, and Ocean View.

• Thunderbird dormitory is our most economical option. Each dorm

pod accommodates up to 6 people, and each pod has its own shared bathroom. Bunks are single over single, with extra long mattresses. Dorm pods are male, female and gender neutral spaces, according to availability.

• Basic rooms

are simply furnished, comfortable and economical. They have two singles or one double bed, and a private bathroom. They do not have a TV.

• Forest View rooms are located in attractive forested areas of the

Haven property. Larger than our basic rooms, they have two or more beds, a TV and private bathroom.

• Ocean View rooms and suites offer spacious, well-equipped and

comfortable accommodation looking out over the beach and waters of Taylor Bay. There is a TV in each room, a full kitchen or kitchenette, and private bathroom. Most Ocean view rooms have a deck.

the 2018 calendar january 1–6 Come Alive  Nicholls & Raithby $1175 ($1275) 7–8 Breathe!  Nicholls $330 ($350) 19–24 Body, Breath & Energy Training  Nicholls & Raithby $1200 ($1300) 21–26 Come Alive  Enright & Olynyk $1175 ($1275) 29–FEB 1 Sexual Attitude Restructuring  Dillon-Shaw & Snowdon $610 ($670)

february 8–11 Anger, Boundaries & Safety  Gurel $640 ($700) 8–12 Couples Alive I  Raithby & McCartney $1000 ($1080) 11–16 Come Alive  Curtin & Huntington $1175 ($1275) 12–16 Couples Alive III  Raithby & McCartney $1000 ($1080) 14–18 Get Real  McNally, Brown, Hilton, Byres $820 ($900) 16–19 Act Natural  Geesman & Lucht $630 ($690) 18–22 The Haven Unplugged  Amuir & Pullinger $160

march 1–4 Stirring the Cauldron  Dillon-Shaw $555 ($615) 1–4 Transforming Anxiety & Stress  Hilton & Brown $640 ($700) 4–9 Come Alive  Macklin & Lee $1175 ($1275) 4–9 Sexual Intelligence  Dillon-Shaw $1175 ($1275) 9–11 Moving Forward: Life After Separation Roger & Stanley $550 ($590) 9–14 Addictions  Lee & Wilder $1170 ($1270) 17–22 Kids In The Spotlight  Goldbeck $850 ($950) 18–23 Come Alive  Enright & Lacroix $1175 ($1275) 23–26 Psychology of the Chakras  Cassidy $540 ($600) 24–29 Kids In The Spotlight  Goldbeck $850 ($950)

An Ocean View Room

30–APR 2 Yoga Immersion: Spring  Price $610 ($670)

Off Peak Season

Peak Season

Sep 15–May 31

Jun 1–Sep 14

Dorm Shared $78.25

Shared $83.25

Basic Private $149.25 Shared $100.25

Private $169.25 Shared $110.25

Forest View Private $183.25 Shared $117.25

Private $213.25 Shared $132.25

Ocean View Private $223.25 Shared $137.25

Private $253.25 Shared $152.25

– prices include breakfast, lunch and dinner –

• Prices are in Canadian dollars. • Prices are per person per night and include three buffet-style meals • • •

a day. Reductions are available for participants in the Living Alive Phase programs. Pets are allowed in a small number of rooms, with a surcharge payable. There is a $10 per day non-resident fee for guests staying outside The Haven.

april 2–27 Living Alive Phase I  Clarke & Ames $3950 ($4450) 5–10 Awareness through Creative Expression Farrell $995 ($1095) 11–16 Come Alive  Macklin & Olynyk $1175 ($1275) 13–15 Couples in Conflict  Curtin & McNally $600 ($640) 19–22 Career Revisioning  Farrell $600 ($660) 26–29 Dynamic Dialogue  McNally & Hilton $630 ($690) 29–4 MAY

Non Violent Communication  Walkley & Miyagawa $1025 ($1125)

29–4 MAY

Come Alive  Wilder & Whyte $1175 ($1275)

may 3–6 Anger Boundaries & Safety  Gurel $640 ($700) 17–20 Dynamic Empathy  Macklin & Olynyk $605 ($665) 18–20 Body, Self and Soul: Introduction to IBP  Fewster $430 ($470) 18–21 Eros & Intimacy, Sex & Spirit for Couples Dillon-Shaw & Dillon $570 ($630) 20–25 Come Alive  Ames & Holt $1175 ($1275) 25–27 Moving into Connection  Fallis $445 ($485) 25–28 The Quantum Laugh  Ames $635 ($695) 31–JUN 3 Yoga for Recovery­­  Price $610 ($670)

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Register and pay tuition in full at least 30 days in advance to receive the EARLY-BIRD pricing. You can pay in installments if you register three months in advance. Tuition fees do not include meals or accommodation. See facing page for accommodation and dining rates.


june 3–8 Come Alive  Clarke & Campbell $1175 ($1275) 8–12 Couples Alive I  Clarke & Campbell $1000 ($1080)

23–28 Come Alive  Wilder & Whyte $1175 ($1275) 23–28 Spirit in the Song  Bibb $900 ($1000)

15–17 Body, Self and Soul: Introduction to IBP Fewster $430 ($470)

28–30 New Beginnings: Relationship Skills for Singles Roger & Stanley $670 ($730)

21–24 Boundaries: The Vital Edge  Nicholls $630 ($690)

28–30 Couples in Conflict  Curtin & McNally $600 ($640)

24–29 Come Alive  Nicholls & Kevala $1175 ($1275) 29–JUL 4 Youth Leadership Training Goldbeck $435

july 4–9 Kids In The Spotlight  Goldbeck $850 ($950) 5–8 Body, Breath & Beat: 5 Rhythms  Rothe $600 ($660)

28–OCT 1

Grieving: Change & Growth Nicholls $670 ($730)

october 1–26 Living Alive Phase I  Macklin & Kevala $3950 ($4450) 4–7 Anger Boundaries & Safety  Gurel $640 ($700) 7–12 Sexual Intelligence  Dillon-Shaw $1175 ($1275)

10–15 Kids In The Spotlight  Goldbeck $850 ($950)

12–15 Yoga Immersion: Fall  Price $610 ($670)

12–15 Befriending Your Inner Critic  Farrell $600 ($660)

13–14 Breathe! Nicholls $330 ($350)

15–20 Come Alive  McNally & Brown $1175 ($1275)

14–19 Come Alive  McNally & Huntington $1175 ($1275)

17–22 Kids In The Spotlight  Goldbeck $850 ($950)

19–21 Personal Parenting  Goldbeck $440 ($480)

20–23 Self Compassion  Kevala & Brown $660 ($720) 23–28 Kids In The Spotlight  Goldbeck $850 ($950) 26–29 Inner Wisdom for Women  Farrell $600 ($660) 29–AUG 1 Act Natural  Geesman & Lucht $630 ($690) 30–AUG 4 Kids In The Spotlight  Goldbeck $850 ($950)

august 2–5 Act Natural II  Geesman & Lucht $630 ($690) 5–6 Youth Group Leadership Training  Nicholls & Raithby $260 7–10 Teens Alive I  Nicholls & Raithby $660 ($720) 8–13 Come Alive  Curtin & Holt $1175 ($1275) 10–13 Teens Alive II  Nicholls & Raithby $660 ($720)

19–21 Pro-D for Teachers  McNally (details TBA, see 25–28 Understanding People  Carr $650 ($710) 28–NOV 1 Couples Alive I  Clarke & Campbell $1000 ($1080)

november 1–4 Career Revisioning  Farrell $600 ($660) 1–4 Dynamic Dialogue  Hilton & Kilthei $630 ($690) 1–26 Living Alive Phase II  Enright & McNally $3950 ($4450) 4–7 Personality Styles: Understanding Ourselves & Others Ames & Kilthei $660 ($720) 7–12 Come Alive  Nicholls & Raithby $1175 ($1275) 8–11 Gestalt: The Art & Practice Ames & Brown $660 ($720)

13–16 Teens Alive III  Nicholls & Raithby $660 ($720)

15–18 Stirring the Cauldron  Dillon-Shaw $555 ($615)

17–23 Journey to Self  Gomori $1350 ($1470)

15–18 Transforming Anxiety & Stress  Hilton & Brown $630 ($690)

24–30 Family Reconstruction  Gomori $1350 ($1470)

20–25 Awareness through Creative Expression Farrell $995 ($1095)

26–31 Come Alive  Clarke & Campbell $1175 ($1275)

22–25 Five Element Practicum  Olynyk $570 ($630) 22–25 The Quantum Laugh  Ames $635 ($695) 25–30 Come Alive  Ames & Brown $1175 ($1275)

Haven Programs in 2018  For expanded descriptions, visit Act Natural

Awareness Through Creative Expression

Body, Self & Soul: An Introduction to IBP

Jane Geesman & Sarah Lucht

APR 5–10, NOV 20–25 Marlyn Farrell

Act Natural is a dynamic, deeply personal opportunity to expand your range of expression and reconnect with your sense of aliveness and creativity. The unique blend of actor-training techniques and Haven concepts offered in this program is applicable to a variety of vocations and lifestyles, and is particularly useful for people who lead, teach, facilitate groups, or engage in public speaking. $630 ($690) + accom. & meals.

Using process painting, clay, movement, masks, storytelling, writing, right and left brain insights, music and voice, you will have the opportunity in this program to become intimate with your creative being and meet aspects of yourself you have never known before. You will discover an invaluable source of stress release and self awareness, and come to know yourself, and respond to others, in a much deeper way. $995 ($1095) + accom. & meals.

MAY 18–20, JUN 15–17 Judith & Gerry Fewster

Act Natural II

Befriending Your Inner Critic

AUG 2–5

JUL 12–15 Marlyn Farrell

Jane Geesman & Sarah Lucht

Have you ever stopped yourself from doing or having what you truly want by telling yourself you aren’t good enough, smart enough, young enough, thin enough, talented enough, beautiful or handsome enough? This program uses music, visual arts, movement, guided meditation, laughter and story to help you build (and rebuild) a more healthy and supportive relationship with your inner critic. $600 ($660) + accom. & meals.

FEB 16–19, JUL 29–AUG 1

This program is for participants who have experienced the depth and fun of Act Natural and are interested in digging even deeper into their creative process. Act Natural II continues to explore the actor’s process, including more detailed scene work, dramatic storytelling, improvisation, and collaboration. This follow-up to the popular Act Natural offers opportunities for richer connection with yourself and your fellow actors, plus practical, effective tools for problem-solving and enhanced self-expression. $630 ($690) + accom. & meals.

Addictions: A Wider Path in Recovery MAR 9–14 Wen-Shwu Lee & Cathy Wilder In this program we integrate AA 12 steps, Haven models and other elements to provide an expanded perspective and choices in recovery from various types of addictive behaviors. In an integrated body-mind-spirit approach, we offer practical tools to deepen your existing growth steps and live fully from a place of acceptance and self-mastery. Note: This program is not designed as clinical treatment, and is not for people who are actively using drugs or alcohol. $1170 ($1270) + accom. & meals

Anger, Boundaries and Safety FEB 8–11, MAY 3–6, OCT 4–7 Greg Gurel Some people use the fear associated with unsafe, unboundaried anger expression to control. Others limit their lives by continually trying to avoid any hint of anger. With either approach, the emotional, physical, and relational consequences are life diminishing. In this program you will learn that anger is a natural feeling that exists in all of us and when expressed in a safe, boundaried manner can be passionate, life enhancing, and beneficial to relationships. $640 ($700) + accom. & meals.

Body, Breath & Beat (5Rhythms®) JUL 5–8 Bettina Rothe The 5Rhythms® are a form of ecstatic dance, a workout for body and soul, a moving meditation and a spiritual practice that have the power to catalyze healing and creative expression. The practice is designed to release the dancer in every body – regardless of age or experience. Come and explore the mother language of your body, which is rhythm. The dance provides an opportunity to dive into your embodied self, connecting you to your essence and the magic of the present moment. $600 ($660) + accom. & meals.

Body, Breath & Energy Training JAN 19–24 Linda Nicholls & David Raithby This vibrant training program will allow you to explore personal issues while learning a variety of energetic and expressive approaches. You will not only gain a solid foundation in the concepts and techniques of Haven-style body and energy release work, but you will reap its benefits in your own life. Skillful integration of body, breath and energy work is a powerful personal and professional tool. $1200 ($1300) + accom. & meals.

Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP) is a complete system that combines verbal work with breath and body wisdom for the systematic integration of body, mind, emotions and spirit. It is a gentle and powerful way of confronting one’s deepest patterns, located in the body and unconsciously controlling our lives. IBP emphasizes the importance of relationships and focuses upon awareness at all levels, resulting in profound life-enhancing transformation. $430 ($470) + accom. & meals.

Boundaries: The Vital Edge JUN 21–24 Linda Nicholls Clear, compassionate boundaries are the key to living in the present – passionately, proactively, and even playfully! A boundary is not a "thing" – instead, defining a personal boundary is an active process that is more accurately described as "boundary-ing." Discerning, expressing and dialoguing about personal boundaries will strengthen your ability to know who you really are, to access creativity, energy, health and aliveness, and to enjoy greater intimacy and clarity in your personal and work relationships. $630 ($690) + accom. & meals.

Breathe! JAN 7–8, OCT 13–14 Linda Nicholls Breathe! is a wonderful opportunity to acquaint yourself with the benefits of consciously breathing deeply. Breath is the integrating force for the multiple dimensions of our whole-person existence. By learning to consciously breathe deeply, you can experience benefits including increased relaxation, reduced tension and pain, better sleep, more energy and presence, sensory and creative enlivenment, an activation of intention and purpose, and deepened relatedness. $330 ($350) + accom. & meals

Career Revisioning APR 19–22, NOV 1–4 Marlyn Farrell If you are ready for a career change but uncertain of your direction, this program is for you! Career Revisioning is an opportunity to step out on a career path with heart. By taking stock of your accomplishments, qualities, and skills and identifying your values and passion you will explore new or enhanced career directions and investigate the steps required to bring your dreams to fruition. $600 ($660) + accom. & meals.

Come Alive An invitation to live your life to the fullest! Come Alive is an opportunity to revitalize your life, discover and activate your resources and realize your full potential. Through experiencing deep feeling and learning to communicate more effectively, you will have an opportunity to enhance your health in body, mind, and spirit, increase your sense of meaning in life and have healthier, loving and fulfilling relationships

* Most Come Alives begin Sunday evening and end Friday lunchtime. The two programs marked with an asterisk (*) run from Wednesday evening to Monday lunchtime, so include a weekend. JAN 1–6 Linda Nicholls & David Raithby JAN 21–26 Gillian Enright & Jane Olynyk FEB 11–16 Ian Curtin & Wendy Huntington MAR 4–9 Toby Macklin & Wen-Shwu Lee

You will learn and practice the Haven models of self-responsibility, communication, self-compassion, and relationship and encounter a range of opportunities for personal learning. Work is done in the group as a whole and in smaller groups in the evenings. In addition to group activities and discussions, each participant is offered a time for individual experience in large or small group sessions, including breath and body work, gestalt, psychodrama and other forms.

MAR 18–23 Gillian Enright & Derek LaCroix

• Experience the juiciness of living life more

JUN 3–8 Susan Clarke & CrisMarie Campbell

• Deepen your self knowledge and move

JUN 24–29 Linda Nicholls & Jo-Ann Kevala

• Open to and express deeper dimensions of

JUL 15–20 Cathy McNally & Graemme Brown


beyond self-imposed limits

feeling in ways which enhance your life and relationships

• Gain valuable insights to strengthen your health and well-being

• Learn and practice a transformative paradigm for communicating

• Rediscover joy and meaning in life • Expand your capacity for harmonious, loving and fulfilling relationships

APR 11–16 (WED–MON)* Toby Macklin & Jane Olynyk APR 29–MAY 4 Leslie Whyte & Cathy Wilder MAY 20–25 Carole Ames & Susa Holt

AUG 8–13 Ian Curtin & Susa Holt AUG 26–31 Susan Clarke & CrisMarie Campbell SEP 23–28 Leslie Whyte & Cathy Wilder OCT 14–19 Wendy Huntington & Cathy McNally

• Impact your life both personally and

NOV 7–12 (WED–MON)* Linda Nicholls & David Raithby

$1175 ($1275) + accom. & meals.

NOV 25–30 Carole Ames & Graemme Brown


Come Alive Integration Online: Bringing Haven Home After every two or three Come Alive programs we offer an online opportunity to support yourself in integrating what you learn in Come Alive into your daily life. There is NO CHARGE for this. Instead we encourage participants to support other people to attend Come Alive and other programs by donating as they choose to The Haven's Financial Aid program. These programs consist of three weekly 1.5-hour video-conference sessions, with opportunities to check in, discuss and apply the Haven models, and practice breathing and other experiential exercises. You will also be encouraged to connect with other participants during the week, and the leaders will offer you a 30-minute private session. Dates are posted on the website. After every two or three Come Alives we email invitations to people who participated in those programs. You can then register by replying to the email. This is very popular and places are limited, so if you are interested, reply straight away!

Honestly, I liked everything. The program itself was life changing, the facilitators and assistants were warm and supportive. The food and accommodations supplied were good, and it was an all over great experience. k.m. Where do I start? The grounds, the air, the people, the feeling I had when I arrived … it was like coming home. The leaders and interns were fantastic, the connections I made with others and most importantly with myself ... life changing. Beauty everywhere. a.b. I learned to embrace, accept, let go of grief I’ve held for 30 years. a.w. When I returned home after the program I was approached by many people asking, “What was it like?” … My answer was, “You just have to do it to find out!” I have felt things I have not felt in my lifetime. I feel alive! l.j. My experience at the Come Alive was profound and will have a lasting positive effect on my life and all those I am connected with forever. a.s. I didn't know what to expect with Come Alive, and it was a truly transformative experience. I connected so deeply with everyone there, and walked away with a deeper relationship with myself, better communication skills, and a whole new group of close friends, and all in only five days. So profoundly beautiful. j.c.

Couples Alive

Couples Alive III: Day to Day

Couples Alive I: Foundation

FEB 12–16 Sandey McCartney & David Raithby

communication and boundaries

This program opens the door to the abundance of living-loving opportunities in our everyday life. In a thoughtful, caring, and engaging setting, couples will learn how to shake the familiar, and embrace the novelty of new possibilities. Beginning with common issues, and digging deeper, couples co-create their unique common ground. From this foundation new ways to foster loving aliveness can be crafted through work, play, challenge and pleasure.

FEB 8–12 Sandey McCartney & David Raithby JUN 8–12 CrisMarie Campbell & Susan Clarke OCT 28–NOV 1 CrisMarie Campbell & Susan Clarke This program begins with an in-depth exploration of communication with a distinctly couples perspective. A variety of breathing and bodyawareness experiences help build a foundation for connection and growth and couples then explore the ‘boundary-ing’ process — identifying and expressing wishes, wants and preferences — and examine the impact and possibilities of this self-definition for their relationship.

living and loving

$2000 ($2160) per couple + accom. & meals. Discounts are available if you take more than one program in a year or bring another couple. See for details.

My partner and I just completed your Couples Alive I program. By day two we both understood without a doubt that we had been living in a vicious circle of power struggle and retreat, only to return for another struggle. By the end of that day we recognized with relief that there was a way out. By day three we were able to commit to working in that direction and in fact were actively practicing the tools we were being taught to achieve this. By day four we realized that we had laughed more in the last day than probably the whole last year. d.b. & b.j.

Couples in Conflict

Dynamic Empathy

APR 13–15, SEP 28–30 Cathy McNally & Ian Curtin

MAY 17–20 Toby Macklin & Jane Olynyk

This program is for couples who are having difficulty resolving conflicts and may be considering separation. You will not be told whether you ‘should’ stay together or not, since only you can make that decision. You will be offered valuable tools for dealing with conflict, rebuilding goodwill, regarding one another with dignity and respect, and, if you so decide, separating with your self-esteem intact. Each couple will work together as a pair in a small group setting and will have a private counselling session to address their own particular issues. $600 ($640) + accom. & meals.

Dynamic Dialogue APR 26–29 Cathy McNally & Jennifer Hilton NOV 1–4 Jane Kilthei & Jennifer Hilton Through dialogue people can come together in relationship, reach new understanding, and form a new basis from which to think and act – even when they have fundamental differences. In our lives today – at home, at work, in our communities and the world – the need for dialogue is urgent. The health and aliveness of all living beings and the planet depends on it. This program delves deeply into The Haven’s Communication Model … and beyond. $630 ($690) + accom. & meals.

This program offers practical and challenging methods to become more empathetic, inclusive and loving, at the same time as strengthening your own sense of self. In the framework of Bennet Wong and Jock McKeen’s Dynamic Empathy Model, you will challenge yourself to ‘walk in the shoes’ of others, while maintaining your own perspective and boundaries. $605 ($665) + accom. & meals.

Empathy & Freedom, Body & Mind: 5-Day Immersion in Nonviolent Communication APR 29–MAY 4 Angela Walkley & Mitch Miyagawa Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is a powerful set of communication tools – and much more. It is a response to a fundamental question: How do we break free from our beliefs, behaviours, and systems that disconnect us from our embodied experience, and from each other as humans? Through a dynamic dance of activity and stillness, movement and thought, Angela and Mitch will take you deeper than the listening/speaking elements of NVC – through your “body” to your inner signals and “felt-sense,” and through your “mind” to a critical exploration of concepts of “needs,” power, and freedom. $1025 ($1125) + accommodation and meals.

For expanded descriptions, visit

Eros & Intimacy, Sex & Spirit for Couples MAY 18–21 Elfi Dillon-Shaw & Gary Dillon This program offers couples new ways of igniting their erotic flame and supports them to remember each other in their physical wants and gifts. Elfi Dillon-Shaw and her husband Gary Dillon present experiential exercises using breath, voice, movement, sensuous touch and lovingpresence meditations from the wisdom teachings of Tantra and Taoism, along with ideas rooted in the revolutionary edges of modern biological and physical science. $570 ($630) per person + accom. & meals.

Family Reconstruction AUG 24–30 Maria Gomori The objective of Virginia Satir's Family Reconstruction process is to revisit our family roots and understand our parents or childhood caregivers as people, not just in their stereotyped roles. It is a powerful psychodynamic process that provides an opportunity to update the past and reduce the negative impact of early experiences. By letting go of what is no longer useful you will gain the freedom to make new choices and access deeper acceptance of yourself and others. $1350 ($1470) + accom. & meals.

Five Element Practicum NOV 22–25 Jane Olynyk Oriental Medicine Philosophy, particularly Five Element Theory, is a rich holistic model for viewing ourselves, our world and processes of change. This program focuses on its emotional, mental, physical and spiritual aspects. We examine harmony and disharmony within us, emphasizing that contact with another is essential to any process of change or healing. We review how to assess disharmony, including pulse taking, and work with acupuncture points to facilitate the movement of Qi. New Horizons: Phase III or some prior knowledge of Oriental Medicine is required. $570 ($630) + accom. & meals.

Gestalt: The Art & Practice NOV 8–11 Carole Ames & Graemme Brown In this invigorating, ‘hands-on’ program, you will learn about the art and practice of gestalt, a classic experiential form of self-discovery and an effective tool for “completing the circle” of unresolved life issues. The term gestalt refers to a practice or exercise; a school of psychotherapy; and the concept of wholeness. We examine all three, with most time focused on gestalt as an exercise. We explore both the technical and the more subjective elements of this approach. Creative twists combining other techniques are included. This program will benefit clinical counsellors, group leaders, seekers and guides: anyone looking for effective and embodied techniques for working with self and others. $660 ($720) + accom. & meals.

Get Real: Seeing Yourself, Experiencing Another FEB 14–18 Cathy McNally, Graemme Brown, Jennifer Hilton, Joann Byres As very young children we form beliefs about ourselves from the messages we receive from the key people in our lives. Unconsciously, we hold these as ‘truths’ which can significantly impact our self-confidence, how we live, how we experience and interact with others. In this program, through a range of experiences, you will gain a ‘real’ perspective on such ‘truths’ and update the messages and beliefs that no longer fit today. Key to this process is learning and practicing Direct Mirroring, which nurtures honest and open communication. You can shift from reacting to authentic responding in relationships that matter, at home, work, and in your communities. $820 ($900) + accom. & meals.

concerns related to environment, poverty, or war. Through a range of forms, including ceremony, participants will have opportunities to learn about the grieving process, express their feelings, grieve fully, and develop a map toward deepening inner strength and wholeness. $670 ($730) + accom. & meals.

have a chance to define ourselves and relate in ways that more truly reflect who we are. This program is an opportunity to tap that potential! $550 ($590) + accom. & meals.

Inner Wisdom for Women

The nature of our early attachment to our primary caregivers creates a blueprint for our ability to connect to others throughout our lives. When we become aware of our attachment issues, we can better negotiate the challenges of close relationships today. In this program you will discover Authentic Movement, with its emphasis on the experience of being seen, as a dynamic and effective way to address these issues. $445 ($485) + accom. & meals.

JUL 26–29 Marlyn Farrell Build a relationship with your best life guide — yourself! This program is an opportunity to explore your own intuition and experience the wise and gentle nudging of your inner being. The program uses music, visual arts, movement, guided meditation, laughter and story to help you build (and rebuild) relationship with your inner nudge or intuition. Move through transitions and trust yourself to create new possibilities! $600 ($660) + accom. & meals.

Moving into Connection MAY 25–27 Catherine Fallis

New Beginnings: Relationship Skills for Singles

The Journey to Self

SEP 28–30  Jennifer Roger & Blair Stanley

AUG 17–23 Maria Gomori

This program is for individuals who want to learn more about how to create a positive relationship in the future or improve a current relationship. The program includes principles of good relating, exercises on past relationships to gain understanding of what went wrong, as well as techniques to improve your connections in the future. You will come away with useable skills and a deeper understanding of how to relate. $550 ($590) + accom. & meals.

Virginia Satir created a number of healing and integrating processes to help make sense of ourselves and each other. Her objectives were growth and congruent communication, helping individuals to become ‘more fully human’. This involves appreciating our past and the resources we developed as we grew up in our family of origin. Satir processes allow us to give full expression to the resources we wish to utilize, and to let go of or transform learnings that are no longer useful to us. $1350 ($1470) + accom. & meals.

Kids in The Spotlight (KITS) MAR 17–22, MAR 24–29, JUL 4–9, JUL 10–15, JUL 17–22, JUL 23–28, JUL 30–AUG 4 Denise Goldbeck 2018 Summer sessions are now wait-list only. Spaces are available in the two Spring break programs – register now! In this extremely popular program, children learn about themselves and each other while working together on a creative musical production. Participants leave with a better sense of self, having explored where they fit into the developmental spectrum; a mind well exercised after exploring their creativity and learning to cooperate; and strong connections to other participants and adult and youth leaders of the program. $850 ($950) + accom. & meals

Grieving: Change and Growth

Moving Forward: Life After Separation

SEP 28–OCT 1 Linda Nicholls

MAR 9–11 Jennifer Roger & Blair Stanley

Grieving can be a life-enhancing process. This program is for people who have experienced losses such as separation, divorce, and death; illness, surgery, abortion, and aging; career and financial change, or relocation; and global

When a primary relationship ends, we often find ourselves lost, scared and overwhelmed. Many aspects of our lives are thrown into turmoil, and it is hard to move forward. Yet this is also a time of tremendous potential and learning, where we

Personality Styles: Understanding Ourselves & Others NOV 4–7  Carole Ames & Jane Kilthei Learn how to recognize the basic personality patterns, using object relations theory of personality development as a window into understanding your own and others ways of moving in the world. Begin by exploring your own personality style, learn about others, and practice effective ways of connecting and working with individuals and groups. This course is useful for everyone, particularly those working in the fields of group leadership, coaching, mental health, addictions, business teams or any settings where people interact. $660 ($720) + accom. & meals.

Personal Parenting OCT 19–21 Denise Goldbeck This program is for parents, grandparents and caregivers who want to explore and improve their relationships with their children. This process will have a positive impact on their children’s growth, their own sense of self, and their connections with partners and other significant adults. The emphasis is on developing personal, empathetic relationships amongst adults and children and a healthy environment for your own growth and that of your children. $440 ($480) + accom. & meals.

Living Alive Phases I & II


These 25-day programs offer you a chance to investigate who you really are and how you live your life. With heightened awareness of your physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual self, you can make more informed decisions about your self, your relationships, your ways of being ... and live your life more fully. Living Alive Phase I



alive Living Alive Phase II

APR 2–27 Susan Clarke & Carole Ames Part A  APR 2–14, Part B  APR 15–27

NOV 1–26 Gillian Enright & Cathy McNally

OCT 1–26 Toby Macklin & Jo-Ann Kevala Part A  OCT 1–13, Part B  OCT 14–26

Part A  NOV 1–13, Part B  NOV 14–26 NOV 14–17 Relationships (participants may invite a guest)

Living Alive Phase I focuses on awareness of the self. It is a remarkable opportunity to become aware of your patterns of behaviour, thinking and energy. You will develop insights and skills to transform the patterns you wish to, and release blockages in your energy. You will have rich opportunities to discover personal resources, improve your communication skills, make your fantasies and imagination work for you, and embrace hidden, shadow, aspects of who you are

Living Alive Phase II focuses on the self and others. The program is designed to give you a deep experience of yourself as you interact with others, whether in close and intimate encounters or more casual ones. You will explore relationship issues including commitment, dependence and independence, jealousy, vulnerability and defensiveness, security and self-discovery; and examine your relationship to gender, sexuality, sensuality, intimacy, spirituality, and personal strength.

$3950 ($4450) Part A or B $2400 ($2640) + accom. & meals.

$3950 ($4450) Part A or B $2400 ($2640) + accom. & meals.

I am far more self aware and curious about who I am, why I feel what I feel and do what I do, and what I want. Thank you for the most meaningful experience in my life. It truly prompted me, inspired me, and provided me the tools I need to transform my life. g.k., living alive phase i

Psychology of the Chakras MAR 23–26 Brad Cassidy & Kelly Price This program develops the ability to quickly grasp the character structure of an individual through the lens of the chakra system, Bioenergetics and developmental psychology. Based on the work of international teacher and author, Anodea Judith, it offers a means to rapid connection and compassion. This highly experiential workshop offers both intellectual understanding and a bodily felt sense of the material. $600 ($660) + accom. & meals.

The Quantum Laugh MAY 25–28 Carole Ames This program is an opportunity to energize yourself, ignite your creativity and refresh your ability to see life's challenges differently ... and have some fun! Laughter really is one of the best medicines. The Quantum Laugh employs The Haven's models and concepts (and some new ones) to support your sense of well-being, and help you be more effective with whatever is on your plate in life. $635 ($695) + accom. & meals

I can take responsibility for my own life despite whatever happened in the past ... I have choice. j.w., living alive phase i There is a wonderful magic surrounding The Haven and this Phase II was a truly magical experience. f.b., living alive phase ii Self-Compassion: Making Friends with Your Self JUL 20–23  Graemme Brown & Jo-Ann Kevala

I can have meaningful, alive relationships without denying or disconnecting from what is true in my mind, body, heart. I can be transparent and open about my reality, and thus open the bridge to knowing another. This is the stuff my dreams are made of. r.g., living alive phase ii

Spirit in the Song SEP 23–28 Eric Bibb

The joy and good humour of self-compassion contrast with the harshness of self-hate. This program explores both ends of this polarity. It will benefit anyone who has tried to be the person they ‘should’ be and, in the process, lost touch with the person within. The program offers an indepth exploration of The Haven's Selves Model. $660 ($720) + accom. & meals.

Spirit in the Song is a creative program designed to explore the liberating process of following an inspired idea on an inner journey to the birth of a new song. Led by well-known singer/songwriter/guitarist Eric Bibb, this program offers an opportunity to share the joy of finding ‘the spirit in the song’ together. Experienced songwriters and newcomers welcome! $900 ($1000) + accom. & meals.

Sexual Attitude Restructuring

Stirring the Cauldron

JAN 29–FEB 1

MAR 1–4, NOV 15–18 Elfi Dillon-Shaw

Elfi Dillon-Shaw & Captain Snowdon

This weekend program is for women of every age and lifestyle who want to taste the full energetic potential of their erotic body. Sexual energy flowing through the body allows for a more fulfilling erotic life, whether we are in relationship or not. The purpose of arousing this energy is to strengthen our Chi — life energy — for healing purposes, erotic autonomy, and just plain fun! $555 ($615) + accom. & meals.

The Haven's Sexual Attitude Restructuring (SAR) is an intense learning event designed for people who wish to better understand human sexuality, their own and that of others. Didactic and experiential, SAR offers the information and experience necessary for more competent, sensitive, professional and personal functioning. $610 ($670) + accom. & meals.

Sexual Intelligence for Body, Mind & Heart MAR 4–9, OCT 7–12  Elfi Dillon-Shaw This core Haven program teaches erotic literacy for body, mind and heart through surrendering to the ocean of erotic energy within. It demonstrates how we can steer our sexuality with erotic honesty in community and in our partnerships. The program is for people of all genders and orientations who would like to reduce sexually related anxiety, guilt and shame; learn diverse perspectives on sexuality throughout the lifeand relationship-cycle; learn erotic skills and make more conscious and healthful sexual choices; learn about the power aspects of sexuality and discover how to have fun in a safe way; find eros in the natural world, and discover where spirituality and sexuality meet. $1175 ($1275) + accommodation & meals.

I loved how Elfi beautified the space, and made everything she offered sacred in some way. I loved the quantity and variety of movement, breathing, exercises and being with others. I left feeling incredibly embodied and alive! J.H. Elfi was masterful in sharing her wisdom and experiences pertaining to sexuality and life in general. I loved her ultimate respect for each person’s boundaries and experience. K.S.

Teens Alive I, II & III

Yoga Immersion: Spring MAR 30–APR 2

Teens Alive I  AUG 7–10; Teens Alive II  AUG 10–13 Teens Alive III  AUG 13–16 Linda Nicholls & David Raithby

Yoga Immersion: Fall OCT 12–15

If you are a teen from 14 to 19 these programs are an opportunity to develop a strong sense of self. By learning to communicate clearly from this place of strength, you can improve and deepen relationships and become emotionally self-supporting rather than dependent on family and others. Teens Alive is divided into three parts, which run back to back and build one on another. Teens Alive III is intended for teens aged 16 and over. Teens will stay at The Haven with a parent or guardian. $660 ($720) per program + accom. & meals.

Drawing on the wisdom of Tantra, Hatha Yoga and Ayurveda these seasonal yoga programs explore the connection between our body-mind and nature; and offer powerful practices for attuning ourselves to the energies of the seasons. Each program will focus on seasonal asana, breath work, meditation, embodied self-awareness and self-compassion, and insights into seasonal cleansing/nutrition. Programs can be taken individually, or as an integrated series. $610 ($670) + accom. & meals.

Transforming Anxiety & Stress MAR 1–4, NOV 15–18 Graemme Brown & Jennifer Hilton This program focuses on understanding and harnessing the powerful life energies of anxiety and stress to foster more passionate and productive living. It is intended for anyone struggling with anxiety and stress, as well as people in social service and health care professions, teachers, parents, managers and leaders. The program offers a dynamic range of learning that creates the possibility for transformation and opening more fully to all that living has to offer. $630 ($690) + accom. & meals.

Understanding People OCT 25–28 Geoffrey Carr This program demystifies everyday struggles and psychiatric diagnoses, emphasizing the importance of trying to understand others from an empathic, compassionate stance based on a person’s history and experience. You will gain perspective on the issues and pitfalls of categorizing people into types or diagnoses (as in the DSM-5). The program is for people who want to develop a deeper understanding of themselves and others, and particularly helping professionals, including those training at The Haven. $650 ($710) + accom. & meals.

The Haven Unplugged FEB 18–22 Louise Amuir & Jan Pullinger The Haven Unplugged is an opportunity to give back to The Haven by volunteering your time and skills for special projects around the property. We can offer all kinds of work according to skills, interest and ability. There will also be facilitated evening group sessions. Shared accommodation, meals and facilitated evening sessions $160.

For expanded descriptions, visit

Kelly Price

Yoga for Recovery: Conscious Living Beyond Addiction MAY 31–JUN 3 Kelly Price The Yoga for Recovery program explores how the practices of yoga can address the physical, psychological and spiritual challenges of addiction recovery. The program integrates yoga therapy, contemporary neuroscience, trauma theory, and the practical tools of 12-step recovery. This program is for people who want to safely explore relational, embodied self-awareness, and choice; integrate somatic and cognitive approaches to recovery; examine the nature of addiction (neurobiological and yogic perspectives); and learn trauma-informed practices for self-regulation, stress resilience and emotional well-being. $610 ($670) + accom. & meals.

Faculty Faces 

Haven faculty members are highly skilled and bring their diverse qualifications, backgrounds and life experience into their work in support of the participants in their programs. You can read about them at

Carole Ames

Eric Bibb

Graemme Brown

Joann Byres

CrisMarie Campbell

Geoffrey Carr

Brad Cassidy

Al Chambers

Susan Clarke

Ian Curtin

Elfi Dillon-Shaw

Gary Dillon

Gillian Enright

Catherine Fallis

Marlyn Farrell

Gerry & Judith Fewster

Jane Geesman

Denise Goldbeck

Maria Gomori

Greg Gurel

David Hatfield

Jennifer Hilton

Susa Holt

Wendy Huntington

Jo-Ann Kevala

Jane Kilthei

Derek LaCroix

Wen-Shwu Lee

Sarah Lucht

Toby Macklin

Sandey McCartney

Cathy McNally

Mitch Miyagawa

Linda Nicholls

Jane Olynyk

Kelly Price

David Raithby

Jennifer Roger & Blair Stanley

Bettina Rothe

Angela Walkley

Leslie Whyte

Cathy Wilder

Visit to find out more about Haven faculty members.

Massage and Other Bodywork Various forms of massage and other bodywork are available at The Haven. Our bodyworkers are exceptionally gifted and have extensive personal experience of Haven programs, both as participants and facilitators. They will work with you respectfully, relationally, and in support of your learning at The Haven. For many people bodywork sessions are an integral part of their Haven experience. Contact the bodyworkers shortly before your program to check availability and to book a session.

Massage Therapy, Craniosacral, Reiki, Chi Nei Tsang Elfi Dillon-Shaw rmt 1 877 247 9504 Lomilomi & Transformational Movement Therapy Gary Kekoa Dillon 1 877 247 9504 Reflexology Suzanne Partridge 250 668 9937 Reflexology Brin Jackson 250 247 8577 Jin Shin DoÂŽ Acupressure Martie Robinson Yoga/Yoga Therapy Kelly Price 250 713 6082 Massage Therapy, Craniosacral Angela Henderson rmt 250 802 9896

L–R in photo: Kelly Price, Angela Henderson, Gary Dillon, Martie Robinson, Elfi DillonShaw, Suzanne Partridge. Inset, Brin Jackson.

Conference & Event Bookings The Haven is the perfect, natural setting for conferences, meetings, planning sessions or retreats. Our stunning oceanfront property accommodates up to 100 people. We are just 20 minutes by ferry from Nanaimo and within easy traveling distance from Victoria and Vancouver. Facilities we offer include:

• A range of meeting rooms set up to suit your needs. Our auditorium can seat 175. • Comfortable accommodation, private and shared, for up to 100 guests. • Buffet-style meals in our waterfront dining room. • Wireless internet access on most of the property. • Internet access and word processing facilities. • Hot tub, gym and seasonal outdoor swimming pool. • The Haven’s bodyworkers, offering a variety of ways to de-stress, relax and revitalize. For prices and more information, contact Wendy Pitcher: or 1 800 222 9211 Ext. 288.

TEDx Gabriola Island, in the Wong & McKeen Phoenix Auditorium.

"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Haven. It's a truly beautiful spot and our retreat was a resounding success!" liz

The Haven Communication Model Communication is central to what we teach at The Haven. You can use our Communication Model to improve your relationships and to learn about yourself and others. It exemplifies our focus on self-responsibility, curiosity, embodiment and relationship. There's only room for a taste of it here ... join us for a program (Come Alive is a good place to start) to learn more and experience how it works in practice! The model highlights how various elements can contribute to the process of communication. By understanding this process, we can move through it more consciously and with more awareness of our choices. In this way we can experience personal growth while deepening, enriching and clarifying our relationships. One of the circles in the diagram opposite contains the word perception. This refers to our ability to take in ‘data’ through our senses – sight, hearing, smell, touch, taste. In itself, this data has no meaning ... but we are very good at making meaning of it. We make sense of all this information through interpretation. We talk about interpretations with words such as “I think,” “I imagine,” “I believe,” or “I guess.” Along with these interpretations we experience body feelings, which are broadly either ‘positive’ (for example, I feel open, warm, close) or ‘negative’ (for example, I feel closed, cold, distant). Interestingly, the common phrase “I feel that you are …” doesn't describe a feeling; it is usually an interpretation, better expressed as “I think that you are …” Distinguishing between perceptions, interpretations and feelings can be very helpful in understanding our own experience and in communicating it to others. Here's an example. I see that my partner’s eyes are red and watery (this is the perception). Perhaps I think that my partner is upset about something I said (my interpretation). Perhaps I feel ‘distant,’ thinking my partner shouldn't be so sensitive! Or I may feel ‘warm’ and want to move closer. Either way, the point is that I have done all this by myself; I have noticed something, made meaning of it and felt something about it; depending on their personal contexts, other people may notice, think and feel other things. All this then influences what I want (my intention) and how I act. However, while all this is going on, my partner’s reality may be quite different. What if, rather than being sad, my partner has been having contact lens problems? Or perhaps they really are sad, but about something unrelated to me. My interpretation may not agree with my partner’s experience at all. If I don’t ask and check my interpretation, I may never know. Many people realize when they come to The Haven and practice this model how profoundly and subtly their unchecked interpretations have affected their lives and their relationships. Relationships based on such assumptions often run into difficulty, and the unchecked stories we tell ourselves can lead us into dark places. The key is to check our interpretations with the other person, and to listen with curiosity to what they tell us. In this way we can bridge the gap

between our separate experiences and move into dialogue. Without this, we may miss out on getting to know and understand the important people in our lives, and learning about ourselves and how we see the world. It can be challenging to realize that none of us is either ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ in this kind of process; our view points simply differ. When we let go a little of our desire to be right, we can activate our curiosity, and life can get more interesting! The Haven Communication Model can help you understand and express yourself more clearly and congruently, and expand your world to include other peoples’ realities. It can be a great way to get 'unstuck' in the stories we tell ourselves and the impasses we sometimes find ourselves in with others. Come to The Haven and give it a try!

perception Five senses



“I see, hear, smell, touch, taste”

action If I’m clear about the other stages, my actions can be based on informed, conscious choices


interpretation Attribution of meaning

What I actually do.

be curious ask, listen, share check it out

“I believe, think, assume, interpret, imagine, judge” Not “I feel that”



What I intend to do,

Positive: open, warm,

want to do, will do


close; move toward Negative: closed, cold, distant; move away


It takes two to communicate, so:

be curious ask, listen,

share check it out & bridge the gap

Think of agreeing or disagreeing with one another, rather than being right or wrong. Be curious about each other’s realities. Also be clear with one another about your intentions as you communicate.

Join our Circle of Giving Become a Friend or Partner with monthly or annual donations The Haven is a not-for-profit charitable organization in Canada and the US. To finance specific parts of our work – Financial Aid, Youth Leadership, and our new Capital Campaign – we rely on generous people like you. • Become a Haven Friend for as little as $5 per month or $100 annually. • Become a Haven Partner for $50 per month or $1000 annually. Thank you to our Haven Partners (listed below) and Haven Friends (too many to fit in here!), who help bring curiosity, compassion and self-responsibility to a world sorely in need of what The Haven has to offer! Thomas Aust & Kate Pitfield in honour of Kristin Johnston David Beckwermert Andrew Bing Jan Borgonjon Fenya Brodo in honour of Sylvia Edlund CrisMarie Campbell & Susan Clarke Kristina Campbell Sue Clarkson Chriss Corbett Gerri Dale Rachel Davey & Toby Macklin Jim Dobinson Wayne Dodge Ruth Emerson & Bob Owen Mark Etkin Gwen Ewan through Victoria Foundation Ken Faris Christopher Fleck Warren Fraleigh John & Carolyn Gill Golden Thread Foundation

Shelby Goud Sandy & Mark Gunderson Anne Hale Tiffany Haziza Jennifer Hilton Susa Holt & Bryan Croeni Hummingbird Foundation IBM Employee Charitable Fund Roland & Emma Jarrett Shana Johnston & Dave Goossen & Maya Goossen Laurie Kelley & Scott Poole Dale Kelly Jo-Ann & Rob Kevala Drew Lawton Catherine Lord Delbert Lou-Hing Jock McKeen Cathy McNally Joan McNeely Sue & Aubrey Muirhead Mark & Ebony Norman Adam Orser Thomas Pitfield & Anna Gainey in honour of Kristin Johnston

Debi Potts & Brent Rolufs Jan Pullinger Al Schultz & Leona Kolla David Skinner Dan & Christina Smith Jayn & Jerry Steele Karen Stephens & Mark Collins Neil Turley Tom Tang Chuan Zhong & Linda Wang Liz Valiulis in honour of Sylvia Edlund Roy Verbrugge Anna Weiers Cathy Wilder Fran Willgress & Arthur Roy Ryan Willms Terri Wolfe Michael & Leanne Wood Randy Wong Joyee Yang Julian Young

Since Haven Foundation and the Financial Aid program were established in 2004, almost 1000 adults and children have received interest free loans and bursaries totalling nearly $1,000,000. Haven Foundation’s Financial Aid program assists those with limited incomes or financial difficulties to attend programs at The Haven.

To apply for Financial Aid, fill out our online application form at

• To donate to Financial Aid, visit or contact As a registered charity in Canada and the US, we give tax receipts.

I was given the opportunity to attend Come Alive with the help of a bursary. Before attending the program, I didn’t want to live and I felt completely removed from all connection. I now feel more hopeful, confident and able to make choices. This would not have been possible without your generosity and willingness to help others. I hope one day I can do the same for another person. j.l., financial aid recipient

the capital campaign Invest in The Haven’s future along with 20 other annual donors and 4 monthly donors. financial aid  Join 80 monthly donors and 125 annual donors. youth leadership  Join 11 monthly donors and 20 annual donors. 104 adults and children received Financial Aid in 2017, with a budget of $85,000.

louise amuir manages The Haven’s Fundraising & Financial Aid programs

For more information visit or contact Louise Amuir

✆  1 800 222 9211 Ext. 222 ✉ The Haven is a federally registered educational charity in Canada (#89280-6407 RR0001) and the US (#30-0278642).

In my 20-some years of attending Haven programs I have come to trust the integrity of this foundation.

Thus I believe my money is well spent for the betterment of society and the world. I am grateful! a.w., donor


the haven The Haven is a centre for transformative learning on beautiful Gabriola Island in British Columbia, Canada. For more than 30 years, we have developed innovative approaches to teaching and learning, inspiring thousands to define and shape their lives.

the haven 240 Davis Road Gabriola Island, BC Canada V0R 1X1

Tel.  250 247 9211 Toll Free  1 800 222 9211 Fax  250 247 8454

haven foundation board of directors Mary & Gary Holdgrafer (Chairs) Dea Lloyd Jan Pullinger Julian Young Bryan Croeni Bonnie Craig executive director Warren Fraleigh • Ext. 235 general manager Dennis Marriott • Ext. 215 programs & registration manager Morag Ruckman • Ext. 214 contacts Registrars Cindy O’Dell, Shannon Schetyna, Sara Charron • Ext. 1 Reception • Ext. 0 Fundraising & Financial Aid Louise Amuir • Ext. 222 Group and Conference Bookings Wendy Pitcher • Ext. 288

We offer an inclusive environment and welcome people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Catalogue designed by Toby Macklin. Inside front cover photo by Jackson Buchanan. Back cover photo by Sam Mak (sammak@ Other photos by Nicholas Halpin, Sam Mak, and Wen-Shwu Lee. Printed on FSC®-certified 100% post-consumer recycled paper.


The Haven - 2018 Program Catalogue  

The Haven is a centre for transformative learning, located on beautiful Gabriola Island. Our programs in a group setting, focusing on self-r...

The Haven - 2018 Program Catalogue  

The Haven is a centre for transformative learning, located on beautiful Gabriola Island. Our programs in a group setting, focusing on self-r...