Welcome to The Haven...

The Haven is a not-for-profit centre for transformative learning with a campus on Gabriola Island, BC. Currently, we're working to bring our world-renowned programming online to support you!

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. Whether we're meeting face-to-face or in the online space, we offer deep healing, transformation, connection, and growth in community.

We hope you’ll check back regularly to see what exciting new online offerings are in store for you! 


"I have been struggling with lots of anxiety and being part of a Haven group was like coming home. I had such a good sleep that night." - Brenda, Online Check-ins

"I find these sessions so valuable right now. Like everyone, I'm finding it hard to be isolating." - Lesley, Online Check-ins


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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Jul 24 - Aug 08, 2020

The Haven’s Communication Model offers an effective framework for dialogue and a

Jul 26 - Jul 26, 2020

In the current climate which includes a global pandemic, racial unrest and global warming, it may be harder, and yet more important than ever, to have a sense of

Aug 06 - Aug 12, 2020

Teens Alive is now going ONLINE! For over twenty years, Teens Alive has been a life-enhancing program loved and valued by teens and appreciated by their parents for its

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

Shen blog

Thanks to The Haven I am more in tune with my true self, and I am looking forward to more discovery, curiosity, making mistakes, and being gentle with the fact that we are who we are.