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Take A Thread And Follow It

Scheduled Retreat Dates

No longer being offered



Online Program

Take a Thread and Follow It:

This program is coming to an end. We are no longer accepting applications. We are so grateful to facilitators Fay Wilkinson and Brian Nichols for designing and facilitating such a creative, compassionate and impactful online experience. 

This innovative 7-week online program (with 1 week off in the middle) uses simple stitching and other art-making invitations to explore the story you want to tell about your cancer journey.

Stitching is a tool to help express feelings of transience and uncertainty in our world as well as ways to mend, repair and renew in a fresh way.

Absolutely no previous stitching or art-making experience is needed.  Simply bring an open heart, a playful spirit and your bundle of materials, which we mail to your house before the program begins!

Take a Thread is offered to you at no cost. We are grateful for the support of an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant that helps to cover some of the costs for this initiative!

After 4 months of listening, creativity, small group conversations and A LOT OF COMMUNITY SUPPORT, the decision has been made. Within the next few months, Abbey Retreat Centre (ARC) will officially change our name to Brooksong Retreat and Cancer Support Centre.

Your donation is DOUBLED for the month December!

All donations up to a total $25,000 will be matched by a generous donor!