The Haven's founders, Bennet Wong and Jock McKeen, began a tradition of taking Haven programs out into the world which continues to this day. Haven faculty have successfully led Come Alive and other programs in Asia, North America, South America, Africa and Europe, most often through translators.
The Haven draws on both Eastern and Western traditions and throughout its history has enjoyed a strong connection with participants from Taiwan, Hong Kong and mainland China. Today most of our international work is in Mainland China and elsewhere in Asia. We have a long-standing partnership with Hai Wen, a company offering Haven programs in translation in Shenzhen and Beijing. We have also worked with a multinational telecommunications corporation, delivering programs to their staff in many different countries all over the world.
In 2009, The Haven and Hai Wen launched a joint training program, the Haven International Diploma in Leadership and Counselling. This 3-year International Diploma Program, which is jointly managed by Sean Feng, Hai Wen's Director of Education, and The Haven, provides a unique opportunity for Mainland Chinese students to pursue both personal and professional development in an environment of openness and self-responsibility. Completion of the Diploma program establishes a foundation from which they may work towards careers in areas such as training, leadership, coaching and counselling.
In 2015 Haiwen celebrated its 10th anniversary. Many Haven leaders and assistants contributed to an anniversary video to mark this special occasion.
In addition, for more than 20 years, people from a range of different backgrounds have travelled to Canada each year to take Haven programs in Mandarin translation. These programs are open to any Mandarin speaker, from Asia, North America or elsewhere.
For more information on any of our International activities, please email Rachel Davey, Executive Director of The Haven.