Executive Director

Ms. Toni Wheeler, R.N. and M.B.A., has been with Haven Society since March of 2019. She comes to Haven Society with extensive experience in both Healthcare and Community sectors in senior leadership roles. She has proven skills in business development and change management with a focus on the development of organizational strategy in order to ensure effectiveness and sustainability for all stakeholders. She has keen interest and expertise in board governance and is currently a Board Director for the Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation. Prior to relocating to Nanaimo, Toni was a Board Director for the Saskatoon Crisis Intervention Services/Housing First.  She is also a member of The Institute of Corporate Directors. 

As a community leader, Toni is committed to  Haven Society’s mission is to promote the integrity and safety of women, children, youth and families and the development of a respectful and healthy community, creating strong, respectful stakeholder relationships, volunteerism, and professional development.

Board of Directors

Haven Society started over 40 years ago by dedicated volunteers wanting to make a difference in their community; women who were looking to provide a safe place for other women and children who were experiencing violence. Although we've grown substantially over the years and our volunteers have different roles, we still fundamentally have the same vision and purpose.

Our Board of Directors are very different in character, career and experience, but they all share a common goal: offering a positive social response for women and children who experience violence.

Our board members dedicate their time to ensure Haven operates efficiently and sustainably. As an organization, we are thankful for their dedication, passion and hard work, for sharing our vision, and for promoting the safety of women and children in the Mid-Island area.

Sylvia Shedden
Adrianne Marskell
Joanna Recalma
Vice Chair
Alanna Mann
Janice Krall, CFRE
Judith Heather
Golfer Okorie
Natalie Stewart
Linda Muir
Louise Tilston
Rachelle Loos
Janis Brooks
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Crisis Line: 250-756-0616

Toll-free: 1-888-756-0616

Community Services Building

Phone: 250-756-2452

Fax: 250-756-2414


2270 Labieux Rd.

Nanaimo, BC

Mailing Address:

Box 37086, 38-3200 Island Hwy

Nanaimo, BC V9T 6N4

Registered Charitable Number:

119261105 RR0001

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Haven Society would like to acknowledge that we operate on the traditional territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation.