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Brooksdale Environmental Centre

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A place of restoration, inspiration, and preparation

The Brooksdale Environmental Centre is a place of transformation. The flagship project of A Rocha Canada, Brooksdale is one of the most dynamic Christian environmental centres in North America. Brooksdale’s 18-acre property is a living lab comprised of forests, a threatened river system, organic gardens, and heritage houses. This unique combination of sensitive wildlife habitat and agricultural land makes Brooksdale more than a showpiece, but a place where critical environmental issues are researched, addressed, and solved. In addition to running a guest house for overnight retreats, we welcome interns and volunteers to join in our work.

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Upcoming Events

Cooking With Stewing Hens (Surrey, BC)

December 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Memorial for Miranda Harris (Vancouver, BC)

December 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

January Art & Prayer Retreat (Surrey, BC)

January 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - January 18, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

The latest news on our projects

A Rocha Through a Different Pair of Eyes

January 21st, 2019|

So a movie producer, a guy in rehab and a recent refugee claimant walk into a bar! OK, truth be told it wasn’t a bar, it was A Rocha’s Brooksdale Environmental Centre just a few [...]

Thirst: An Intern Reflection by Carly Richardson

January 14th, 2019|

You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water… (Psalm 63:1) I came to [...]

The Beauty of Naming – An Intern Reflection by Noah Guthrie

November 10th, 2018|

The red wheelbarrow sank and heaved, dipped and bucked as I wrestled it downhill. A knot of grass tugged at the wheels. As I pressed through it, I plunged into a rut, forcing me to [...]