Our mission is helping girls, teen and young adult women and their families, and community agencies to visit the farm to start a journey of new hope, purpose and healing for their life wellness.
Horses help calm and heal our inner being – often when humans can’t get the job done. Equine (Horse) work often helps inspire and facilitate change and growth more quickly and effectively than traditional approaches.
Farmtown Canada has successfully served young persons in Elgin, Middlesex and London regions with programs and supports since 2007 through the following programs:
Sessions focus on needs ranging from personal growth to support for emotional, behavioural and other issues. Our goal, as always, is positive outcomes!
Starting our journey together, we incorporates horses as a large part of the wellness process. We provide a series of predetermined sessions with a mentor, and horses or a horse. Allowing the horse and the person attending decide their first steps and goal setting with a series of topics relevant to them is empowering. This helps promote healing and overall wholeness for each participant.
Findings suggest that at-risk youth who participate in horse based programs experience greater positive progress in functioning than those who do not participate. Equine assisted work often helps clients change and grow more quickly and effectively than traditional clinical approaches.
If you’re interested in learning more about Farmtown’s equine-assisted learning programs, please click here to fill out our contact form or call our office to leave a confidential message at 519-773-2292 .
Peer Mentoring is one type of support Farmtown Canada offers. This includes weekly one-on-one sessions and voluntary meetings provide children, youth and families the opportunity to access support in order to foster personal growth and socially develop. Self esteem, anger management, self respect, relational and other behavioural issues are explored and discussed.
Peer mentors working with children are cooperative students (2nd or 3rd year) from College or University in fields that relate to Child and Youth Work, Education, Social Work, Social Justice and/or counselling.
Sessions are confidential in nature to encourage open dialogue and build trust. Interaction happens at Farmtown in the bunkhouse where space is casual and welcoming.
Animal interaction is used to help with communication and as a positive reinforcement. Time spent with a peer mentor is casual, non-threatening, but can be challenging and life changing.
Please contact us for more information by clicking here.