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Your donation helps to transform the lives of those living with cancer.
Shannon K., Past Retreat Participant

Cancer Touches Everyone.

Most of us have been touched by cancer. An estimated 2 in 5 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. We believe that those living with a cancer diagnosis, wherever they may be in the experience, should have access to caring and safe support, evidence-informed tools, and creative opportunities to consider choices for themselves that are life-enhancing.

With your support, we are making a difference by offering unique and transformative wellness retreats and online programs that create opportunities for connection, nourishment, reflection and renewal in the midst of a cancer experience.

Cancer is Expensive: We recognize that there is often a significant financial burden that accompanies a cancer diagnosis. Not everyone is in a position to be able to afford a cancer support and wellness retreat or online program.

Will you help us to ensure that no one walks alone through a cancer journey? 

Ways to Give

Monthly Donations

Legacy Giving

Gifts of Securities

In Honour and In Memory Donations

Bequests & Planned Gifts

Haliburton Highlands Challenge (HHC)

Haliburton Highlands Challenge


Receipts are issued for donations of $20 or more. Questions regarding tax receipts can be directed to [email protected] or please call us at 705 754 2966

Options to Donate By Mail or E-Transfer

“The retreat was life changing for me. From the connections, the activities, the location, the accommodations and the food, I came back a new person looking at life differently. I am motivated to live each day pro-actively, aware and living in the present.”
– Retreat Participant

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!