Canadian Programs

Oh, Canada!

Celebrating the strong SALC presence building in Canada.

We are grateful for the many wonderful experiences and programs taking place in Edmonton, Alberta, and St. Albert, Alberta.  Our gratitude extends to our partners that collaborate with us:  Star of the North Retreat Centre, Catholic Social Services, Providence Renewal Center. We look forward to the many upcoming programs offered in Canada in Fall 2020 and beyond!

Our Canadian Anamcara Apprenticeship

Present success and future growth ahead.

Congratulations to our current Anamcara Apprentices as they begin the second year of the two-year Anamcara apprenticeship. We proudly await the graduation of over thirty apprentices in June 2021.  It will be our first Canadian graduating Class. Our second Canadian Anamcara Apprenticeship starts on September 17, 2021, and it’s not too early to begin the application process. Please contact if you have any questions about the Anamcara Project or the requirements to become an apprentice.


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New Healing the Healers Series in 2021

We are glad to once again offering the Healing the Healer series in Canada. The modules will take place in collaboration with Star of the North Retreat Centre ( starting in January 2021, as well as being offered online.  All workshops include monthly Circles of Trust to support monthly study and continued community.  The Healing the Healer series is a precursor for the Anamcara Apprenticeship.

Debbie Doornbos of Edmonton, Alberta, Canadian Director

Debbie Doornbos has joined us as the first-ever Canadian Director for the Sacred Art of Living Center. Debbie joined the SALC Team in 2019 and is passionate about our mission and vision.  She first met Richard Groves in Los Angeles, California, at a religious education conference where he was presenting a workshop.  After learning more about the programs at Sacred Art of Living Center, she began to participate in the Healing the Healers workshops and eventually the Anamcara Apprenticeship.  Determined that this training should be available in Canada, she set the “wheels in motion” and the rest is history!

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Debbie can be contacted at 1-541-213-8845 or email

Anamcara Class 2020-2021



Enneagram Programs


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Commuter Onsite Early Registration (One Month Prior To Workshop) – $295.00
Commuter/Onsite – $395.00
Online – $300.00
Group Discounts Available



Module Four Workshop: Transforming Spiritual Suffering
January 21-22, 2022
Click Here to Register for Module 4 at Star of the North  (PDF of Module 4 Flyer)

Our Partner Organizations

Providence Renewal Centre

Sacred Space in a Busy World!

Providence Renewal Centre (PRC) is an ecumenical retreat and conference center, located in south Edmonton on 20 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. Established by the Sisters of Providence in 1983, it has evolved and changed over the years. Today Providence Renewal Centre opens its doors to those who are looking for a Christian environment in which to nourish their spiritual lives as well as those who are looking for a peaceful environment to hold their meeting, seminar or conference.

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Star of the North Retreat Centre

Sacred Space of Hospitality, Growth, Retreat & Renewal

In 1953, the Oblates of Mary Immaculate opened the doors of Star of the North Retreat Center to provide spiritual retreats, workshops, and seminars for persons seeking spiritual renewal in their lives. The Oblates are a missionary, religious order of the Roman Catholic Christian tradition committed to walking with and serving alongside the poor. Their houses of retreat offer formation in spirituality, contemplative private retreat for personal renewal, and human growth, psychological, emotional, spiritual as well as wisdom teachings around justice, peace, and integrity of creation. They also offer hospitality for groups seeking an alternative and affordable place to gather for their meetings, conferences, and retreats.

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SALC and Catholic Social Services (CSS)

Sacred Art of Living is pleased to work with Catholic Social Services to bring Healing the Healers training and support to their staff in Edmonton, Alberta, and the surrounding area.

Catholic Social Services makes life better for Albertans by lifting people and families in lasting ways. For nearly 60 years, CSS has been providing help to the most vulnerable. This mission has taken the agency into many different fields of service, in many different communities. Today, CSS works in three priority areas, serving individuals with disabilities, children and families, and newcomers to Canada. Each year, more than 20,000 Albertans are lifted and empowered through 90 CSS programs, in 12 communities, across Central Alberta. Sign of Hope is the charitable arm of CSS. Through donor and community support, Sign of Hope is able to sustain CSS` ability to serve.