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.


Read all the Latest News from Five Oaks

$150,000 OTF Grant Brings a Breath of Fresh Air to Five Oaks Centre

**MEDIA RELEASE**September 29, 2023 Paris, ON – On Friday, Five Oaks Centre welcomed a representative of local MPP Will Bouma to discuss the impactful $150,000 Resilient Communities Fund grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). This funding played a vital...

Annual General Meeting 2023

Annual General Meeting 2023

Save the date! Sunday June 4th, 2023 IN-PERSON & VIRTUALLY Celebrating 70 years! We invite you to and give notice of the Annual General Meeting for the 2022 fiscal year. The AGM will be held on Sunday June 4th at 2:00pm, hosted both in-person at Five Oaks and...

OTF Grant Awarded to Five Oaks

OTF Grant Awarded to Five Oaks

Gives Kitchen and Dining Room a much-needed facelift On Wednesday November 3rd, 2021, Board Members, Staff, and Local Officials gathered at Five Oaks Centre to mark the upgrades to the Dining Room and Kitchen of the 65-year-old building. Thanks to a $148,400 Resilient...


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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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