February eNews from The Haven

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The New Haven Web Site is Here! has a new, fresh look with updated text, images and colours. It's mobile friendly and displays well on a variety of screen sizes. It also has other new features and benefits including:
  • Program searches you can filter by date, keyword, leader and category.
  • Improved navigation and search functions making it easier to use for frequent and first-time users.
  • Integration of the Shen blog into the new web site. 
We'd love to hear what you think! There's an online feedback form at the bottom of each web page. 

Haven Q&A Monday February 1

Why Come Alive? That's the focus of our February 1 free teleconference with Toby Macklin, who is co-leading Come Alive at The Haven in February and early March.

Call us toll free if you are thinking about coming to Come Alive, recommending the program to someone else or would like to share your own answer to this question! 

6pm Pacific Time Monday February 1
Toll-free: 1 866 951 1151
Conference Room: 2260848#

Free Webinar with Elfi Dillon-Shaw

Sexual Intelligence and Erotic Literacy.
Wednesday February 17 at 7pm Pacific.

Join Elfi Dillon-Shaw to learn about the new Haven core program Sexual Intelligence for Body, Mind and Heart

Elfi will be discussing this and other programs at The Haven, and taking your questions.

Follow this link to register. Everyone registered will receive a recording of the webinar. 

Living Well: Being Together March 7 6.30-8pm at Burnaby Public Library. Join Jennifer Hilton for this interactive learning experience to understand more about how you relate to yourself and with others in order to experience living well-being together. Registration is required. Please register online or phone the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch at 604-436-5400.

Kids in the Spotlight Spring Break: Special discount price! March 14-19 with Denise Goldbeck. Space available! Early bird pricing only $650 ... save $125! All of the summer KITS programs are full with waitlists, so come at Spring Break and save!

Haven Toolkits in Vancouver (April 9-10) and on Gabriola (May 28-29). These two affordable, one-day workshops are a great way to introduce someone to the work of The Haven. Bring someone new and the cost is only $30 per person per day for you and your guest.

Haven Leadership Summit April 15-17. Registration is not yet open for this event, which promises to be an amazing opportunity to 'dream big' about leadership at The Haven in the future. We are crowdsourcing ideas for content, so let us know yours by completing this online survey. Survey closes February 10

Sexual Attitude Reassessment (SAR) May 20-23. Join Elfi Dillon-Shaw and Dr Liam 'captain' Snowdon for a cutting edge intense learning event designed for people who wish to better understand their own sexuality and that of others. Register via Eventbrite

Programs in February & March

Feb 58 Act Natural Jane Geesman & Sarah Lucht FULL!
Feb 67 Breathe! Linda Nicholls
Feb 1114 Skills 3: Gestalt Plus Wayne Dodge & Jane Olynyk
Feb 11–14 Deep Listening: Core Skills for Coaching Cathy Wilder & Jennifer Hilton
Feb 1419 Come Alive Carole Ames & Toby Macklin
Feb 1519 Couples Alive I: Foundation David Raithby & Sandey McCartney
Feb 1821 Inner Wisdom for Women Marlyn Farrell
Feb 1922 The Quantum Laugh Carole Ames
Feb 2528 Drum Talk Lyle Povah

Mar 3-6 Career Revisioning Marlyn Farrell
Mar 3-6 Stirring the Cauldron Elfi Dillon-Shaw
Mar 6-11 Come Alive Susan Clarke & Toby Macklin
Mar 11-14 Intro to Nonviolent Communication Mitch Miyagawa
Mar 13-Apr 7 New Horizons: Phase III Wayne Dodge & Jane Olynyk
Mar 14-19 Kids in the Spotlight Spring Break Denise Goldbeck SPACE AVAILABLE! SPECIAL DISCOUNT!!
Mar 20-25 Come Alive David Raithby & Cathy McNally
Mar 31-Apr 3 Transforming Anxiety & Stress David Raithby & Jennifer Hilton

To register for these programs, contact the registration office by email ( or phone (1 800 222 9211 x 1).

2015 and 2016 at The Haven

As you may already have heard, The Haven's word for 2016 is Happening and for the first time it comes with a Chinese translation. And one of the first things to happen in 2016 was the 2015 Video Annual Report for The Haven! You can watch it below.

Thank you Haven donors: here's what you raised in 2015. 

  • $106,840.34 for Capital

  • $85,281.27 for Financial Aid

  • $21,019.50 for Youth Leadership

  • GRAND TOTAL $213,041.11

Giving to Haven Foundation is even easier on the new Haven web site. Check it out at

Haven Haiku from Ellery Littleton

Ellery Littleton's just-published book of poetry, 
Travelling Light: Haven Haiku, is now available from the Haven store. The poems were inspired by The Haven and the experiences it offers; each one captures a telling moment and spins a tale in three or four lines – sharply rendered moments of universal meaning.  "My hope," Ellery says, "is that readers will recognize in these mini-observations of Haven moments something of their own experiences."  The book was designed by Toby Macklin and several of the poems were written with The Haven's Chinese audience in mind, with translations into Mandarin by Walter Cheng. Contact the Haven front desk (1 800 222 9211 x 0 to buy Travelling Light ($18). Visit the Shen blog for a review of Travelling Light by Ian Curtin. 

New on the Shen Blog

The Shen Blog is now integrated with the new website. So far this month we have two new articles by Cathy McNally:

Activating Community and Just Do It!

Just Briefly

Funding for BC Physicians

Two Haven participants who are also physicians in BC received funding to attend the Skills 2: Group Leadership program through the physicians leadership scholarship program offered by Shared Care. You can find out more on the Shared Care web site and contact the registration office if you require any assistance with your application. 
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