Welcome to Five Oaks

Inspiring Connection


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Our Vision

To be a sacred place where peoples of all faiths as well as spiritual seekers can gather in community to live, work, learn, pray, play, heal and act for justice.

Our Mission

To be a sacred place where people, as individuals or in intentional community, come apart to look deeply into their own lives and the world in light of faith and values, and find their calling to participate in Spirit’s healing work in creation. To provide a residential setting where people of different faiths (or no faith), cultures, Nations and spiritual seekers can explore new understandings of neighbour, faith and the earth and model communities of compassion for the sake of the world.

Acknowledgment of the Land

We acknowledge that we gather on the traditional territory of a number of First Nations and acknowledge their stewardship of this land throughout the ages. We seek a new relationship with the Original Peoples of this land, one based in honour and deep respect.


Upcoming Programs and Retreats

Five Oaks programs inspire connection to Spirit; to Self; to Each Other; and to Nature, especially to this sacred space. Offerings for these connections to be made are done while attending to the physical, emotional, spiritual and intellectual aspects of the individual.


Hold Your Own Retreat at Five Oaks


Five Oaks welcomes groups of all sizes and has several different accommodation options to suit your needs, including  private room, dorm-style shared rooms, bunk beds or summer cabins.

Meeting Spaces

Our meeting spaces are the perfect stress free setting for educational workshops, planning meetings, and wellness or team-building events. Available for day use only or as part of your overnight package.

Amenities & Services

Those who rent our facilities can enjoy the beautiful grounds, walking trails, fire pits, swimming pool, and so much more. We can also connect to local and on-site activities to enhance your stay.


Wondering How You Can Get Involved with Five Oaks?

We invite you to support the mission and vision of Five Oaks. Your membership, time and donations touch hearts, change lives and maintain the vitality of the Centre. Five Oaks is always deeply grateful for your support.


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Ongoing Response to COVID-19

Five Oaks has been monitoring closely the developments of COVID-19 and is following the instructions of all levels of government. Our efforts to mitigate its spread are guided by the research and response by Brant County Health Unit, The Government of Ontario, and the Government of Canada. The safety of our guests and staff is our top priority. We are providing here a full description which outlines the steps that we have taken to date.

Annual General Meeting 2020

Please join us for the 2020 Annual General Meeting of Five Oaks Sunday June 7th at 3:00pm – mark this in your calendar and register now to join us to celebrate the centre. The AGM will be an online format this year for the safety of all members and staff due to COVID-19.

Spring 2020 Newsletter

I write to you at an unprecedented time that crept up on us, mostly unaware—that has shifted our direction for the time being. Since our last newsletter how we are human on this planet has changed, yet the earth that sustains us remains the same.


Vision Partners


Community Partners



Hear What Others Had to Say

“It is a great pleasure to know how much effort Five Oaks made to upgrade the interfaith prayer space…your care about these details affirms what we thought—that Five Oaks is THE place for our educational and leisure activities. I am sure our group will highly appreciate this, enjoy their stay and be enthusiastic to return.” 

Ahmed Korashy

Youth Leader, Muslim Association of Canada

“Our group had a beautiful and inspiring experience at Five Oaks. Five Oaks has a deep history built on humble beginnings. That combined with the surrounding nature makes this place a very grounding and spiritually rich space to heal and grow. The staff was very helpful, friendly and accommodating throughout the process. They even prepared a fire for us that we could enjoy. Thank you to Five Oaks and all the staff that made our stay and the work of our group so rich with love, peace and joy. Five stars!”

Tim Sitt

CEO/Founder, ThinkMOV

 “I first came to Five Oaks as a teenager for a youth retreat. It was life changing. Though it took me many years to understand what was started here, I now know it was the beginning of my personal spiritual journey. Today, Five Oaks remains a touch stone for the ongoing spiritual adventure!”

Doug Blackburn