Since our beginning in 1984, we have treated over 50,000 wildlife patients from all over Manitoba!
Who we are
Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre has been rehabilitating injured, sick and orphaned wildlife for their return to the wild since 1984. We are a volunteer-driven, registered charity that has cared for over 50,000 wildlife who play a vital role in the ecological and biological processes that are essential to life itself. We rely on the generous support of volunteers and donors like you to rehabilitate wildlife and educate about the awareness, appreciation and peaceful coexistence with wildlife.
The Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre and Campus is located on Treaty 1 territory, ancestral lands of the Anishinaabeg, Dakota and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.
Wildlife Haven is honoured to care for wildlife from all ancestral lands in Manitoba. We are committed to working in partnership with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in educating current and future generations about the importance of respect and peaceful co-existence with wild animals, the land, water, and all living beings.
Wildlife Haven Veterinary Hospital
The first of its' kind in Manitoba
Wildlife Haven's newly accredited wildlife veterinary hospital is fully equipped with a full-time licensed veterinarian, diagnostic equipment, and an operating room to provide emergency care, procedures, and surgeries for sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife from all over Manitoba.
We now have the capabilities, equipment, and expertise to do diagnostic imaging, administer controlled medication and perform surgeries on Manitoba wildlife, at the Wildlife Haven Campus!
The Medical Team is now comprised of a full-time Veterinarian and several Certified Wildlife Rehabilitators, working collaboratively to implement robust medical treatment plans and pre-release protocols for each patient in care.
Wildlife Haven is committed to creating a safe and comfortable place for all, a space where individuals can live their life without fear or oppression for being themselves. We encourage everyone to have a voice, a seat at the table, and a chance to succeed.
Internally the Wildlife Haven team has taken on a few initiatives to make sure we are continually working towards making our workspace safe, inclusive, and comfortable for all who are part of the Wildlife Haven team and family. We are committed to this work every single day! Working together to make the world a better place is what we strive for..
Rescue. Rehabilitate. Release.
Rehabilitating injured, sick and orphaned wildlife for their return back to the wild.
Educating about awareness, appreciation and peaceful coexistence with wildlife.
Dr. Fanny Peytoureau
Education Program Manager
Fundraising Development Coordinator
Our Board Members
Steve Loney, President
David Hunt, Past President
Shauna Kolaski, Treasurer
Zoe Nakata, Executive Director
How it all started
Formed in 1984 by a group of environmentally concerned citizens who cared about the successful rehabilitation of injured, sick and orphaned wildlife, Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre was first known by the name Manitoba Wildlife Rehabilitation Organization (MWRO). Volunteers started the organization out of their backyards before moving to the University of Manitoba’s Glenlea Research Station in 1993. In 2003, MWRO started operating as the Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre and in 2008 moved to a retired dairy barn in Île des Chênes, Manitoba - only 8 minutes from Winnipeg. We moved into Wildlife Haven’s first permanent home with a wildlife rehabilitation hospital and education centre three years ago.