PROVIDENCE FARM MISSION
“Trusting in Providence, and building upon the faith-centered heritage of our founding members, we are committed to serving needs and to fostering talents of people in the Cowichan Valley, especially of those not easily accepted elsewhere, through our therapeutic community at Providence Farm. Our focus shall be upon the renewal of the body and spirit, and upon people caring for the soil, and the soil nurturing the people.”
What is Providence Farm?
Vancouver Island Providence Community Association (Providence Farm) is a therapeutic working farm and Registered Charity that has been nestled in the heart of the Cowichan Valley since 1979.
Providence Farm is a trauma informed agency, invested in promoting healing opportunities for those who may not be easily accepted elsewhere.
We are individuals with brain injuries, developmental diversity, neurodivergence, physical disabilities, mental health concerns and age-related illnesses; working together to care for the land and each other in a nature based, therapeutic setting.
The impact of Providence Farm extends beyond our "farmily" to benefit the region (and beyond) as a leader in providing hope and optimism within our greater community.
In addition to our day programs, Providence Farm is home to Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association, 3 alternative schools, Cowichan Folk Guild and CowOp.
We also offer:
goods at our Farm Stand
quality clothing in our Thrift Store
endless volunteer opportunities
outreach clothing drives
community plot garden rentals
tenant space for other organizations
fun community events
As a Registered Charity, Providence Farm relies heavily on community support. Our volunteers and the donations we receive directly support our therapeutic programming; helping us help others.
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With the exception of our Farm Stand and Thrift Store, Providence Farm is closed to the public during programming hours: 9 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday
Thank you for respecting our privacy.
- Farm Stand -
Open 9 am - 2:30 pm, Monday - Friday
- Farm Thrift Store -
Open 9 am - 2 pm, Fridays only
“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”
Complete with a collective note from our participants, photos, programming updates, celebration of our dedicated volunteers, gratitude for our generous donors, and more; our Annual Report provides an overview of what Providence Farm has been up to for the past year.
It is with deep gratitude and reflection that the management team recognizes that this year’s successes were made possible through a dedication to collaboration.
We share sincere thanks with our capable team, trusted Board members, valued volunteers, community partners and friends for their support.