Retreat and Christian Education Centres connected with the Anglican Church of Canada

This resource list is in development. To suggest additional resources for inclusion in the list, please contact Eileen Scully, Director, Faith, Ministry, and Worship at escully@national.anglican.ca

Ask and Imagine
Ask and Imagine hosts two youth programs, one for high school-aged youth, the other for people ages 18-24. Based at Huron College in London, Ontario, it is sponsored by the Anglican Church of Canada and welcomes youth from across Canada and the United States, Anglican, Lutheran and from other sister churches.

Program Director: Please contact Judy Steers via email at info@askandimagine.org

Ask & Imagine
Faculty of Theology, Huron University College
1349 Western Rd
London ON N6G 1H3
(519) 438-7224 x251

Camp Columbia
Vision Statement: “As a ministry of the Anglican church we seed, nurture and encourage a relationship with Jesus Christ… We provide Christian camping programs for children, youth and families, and facilities for conferences, retreats and training in a natural and welcoming environment.” Website includes information on retreats and other programs.

Camp Columbia
Box 9-5
Thetis Island BC V0R 2Y0
Tel: (250) 246-3751
Toll Free: 1-866-946-3751
Fax: (250) 246-9621
Email: admin@campcolumbia.com

Canterbury Hills
Affiliated with the Anglican Diocese of Niagara, Canterbury Hills is a Conference and Retreat Centre and a summer Camp for youth. From its Mission Statement: “Canterbury Hills Conference Centre is a place which heightens awareness of God’s presence in the world and in our lives; a place of peace and justice providing facilities and resources for conferences, retreats and programs where all people are welcome to enjoy, celebrate and preserve our unique Carolinian forest environment.” Website includes listing of current events.

Canterbury Hills Conference Centre
P.O. Box 81089 Fid. Grn.
Ancaster ON L9G 4X1
Tel: (905) 648-2712
Toll Free: 1-800-463-3193
Fax: (905) 648-3268
Email: ch@niagara.anglican.ca

Queenswood
Queenswood is a retreat centre situated on a 14-acre wooded property close to the University of Victoria and Cadboro Bay in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Queenswood offers both personal retreats and retreat programs for personal and spiritual development. We offer a peaceful retreat environment and respectful guidance, using time-tested spiritual development tools, to help you listen to the voice of the Divine speaking in your own heart. We have a sabbatical program for people in ministry and academics. Queenswood also provides meeting and conference rooms for meetings, training events and educational retreats.

Queenswood
2494 Arbutus Road
Victoria, BC V8N 1V8
Tel: 250-477-3822
Toll-free: 1-888-407-3822 ext. 0
Email: retreats@QueenswoodVictoria.ca

Renison Institute of Ministry
From the Mission Statement: “The Renison Institute of Ministry is the principal continuing education programme of Renison College that seeks to offer opportunities for individuals to encounter Jesus Christ, experience Christian community, be formed as Christian disciples, and develop skills for ministry. While it cherishes its Anglican heritage, inquirers of all traditions are welcome.”
… “Today’s programs continue the vision of creating a welcoming gathering place for inquiry, reflection, celebration, and Christian formation for service and ministry. Participants come to RIM for many reasons, including spiritual development and renewal, to develop skills for ministry in daily life, and for educational preparation for the vocational diaconate. Depending on your needs and interests, you can choose to attend a single workshop or special event, enrol in a course, or work toward a Certificate in Christian Studies. Explore this website or contact us to find out more.”
Further information may be obtained from:

Marilyn Malton, Director
Renison Institute of Ministry
Renison College, University of Waterloo
240 Westmount Road North
Waterloo ON N2L 3G4
Tel: (519) 884-4404 ext. 628
Fax: (519) 884-5135
Email: ren-rim@renison.uwaterloo.ca

St. Michael’s Retreat Centre
“St. Michael’s Retreat was established in 1963, is owned and operated by the Franciscan Friars of Western Canada and operates through an interchurch board.It overlooks the beautiful Qu’Appelle valley, about 30 kms NW of Saskatchewan’s capital city, Regina. We offer a variety of retreats and programs designed to lead men and women, young and old, into a deeper relationship with God. We also host a number of other groups of all faiths and occupations for seminars, workshops, etc. Our warm hospitality and excellent cuisine have become legendary. Eight Franciscan Friars and a dedicated staff of lay persons from the nearby town of Lumsden provide a year-round haven for a variety of retreatants in an environment of peace, quiet and prayer, away from the “busy-ness” of our modern secular world. “Today’s realities call us to a vision beyond our own purely Catholic traditions. To that end, we now collaborate with representatives of the Catholic Archdiocese, the Anglican and Lutheran communities, and have formed an Ecumenical Board of Directors, which oversees the whole operation of the Retreat Centre.” Website includes listing of current events.

St. Michael’s Retreat Centre
P.O. Box 220
Lumsden SK S0G 3C0
Tel: (306) 731-3316
Fax: (306) 731-3807
Email: office@stmichaelsretreat.ca

Sisterhood of St. John the Divine
Based in Toronto, Victoria and Montreal, the Sisters of St. John the Divine offer guided retreats and quiet days on a variety of themes, from grief to clergy wellness to music and prayer to contemporary theological issues. The website gives a listing of current offerings and registration information.

St. John’s Convent and Guest House
233 Cummer Avenue Road
Toronto ON M2M 2E8
Tel: (416) 226-2201, x 301
Fax: (416) 222-4442
Email: convent@ssjd.ca or guesthouse@ssjd.ca
St. John’s House, BC
3937 St. Peter’s Road
Victoria, BC V8P 2J9
Tel: (250) 920-7787
Fax: (250) 920-7709
Email: bchouse@ssjd.ca

Sorrento Centre
“Year round, the staff welcome groups and organizations from throughout British Columbia, Alberta, and across Canada and the United States. With affordable lodging and conference/retreat facilities, and very cost-effective cabin and camping options, Sorrento Centre meets the conference, retreat, family reunion, seminar and meeting needs of businesses, government and social agencies, special interest groups and service clubs, musicians, schools, youth programs and churches.” The Centre offers a wide variety of residential courses year-round. The website includes a full listing of program offerings.

Sorrento Centre
1159 Passchendaele Road
PO Box 99
Sorrento BC V0E 2W0
Tel: (250) 675-2421
Toll free: 1-866-694-2409
Fax: (250) 675-3032
Email: info@sorrento-centre.bc.ca