Abbey Retreat Centre is a residential facility in the beautiful Algonquin highlands, in a wooded area fronting on two ponds. We offer four-day retreats for people at any stage in the cancer journey together with a caregiver. These retreats offer time for companionship, learning practices to stay well and whole while dealing with cancer, and times for meditation, yoga, expressive art, music, and a fine menu.
The Centre also hosts various educational programs, and is available as a venue for all sorts of gatherings, with overnight accommodation for 6-12, and seating space for 40-50 for concerts, speakers, wedding, and so on. All of these activities are in support of the cancer support retreats.
What People Are Saying
"This is a healing experience for body, emotions, mind, and spirit. My cancer journey was in a sense solitary...here we found a loving, caring, healing and fun community of new friends. An incredible gift."
— Bob S
"An extraordinary experience from start to finish...shared stories, sadness as well as joy, and in spite of the underlying theme of the cancer journey, a profoundly positive experience."
"Great weekend full of laughter, love and tears that I wouldn't trade! Wonderful connections with everyone, staff and guests alike."
— Lyanne R