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 “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.”


The Therapeutic Farm Program, provided by the Vancouver Island Providence Community  Association (VIPCA), has served the Cowichan Valley community since 1979.

Programs takes place at the picturesque Providence Farm – a working farm and regional landmark gifted to VIPCA by the Sisters of Saint Ann. Often referred to as a rural community centre, the impact of this vital program extends beyond program participants and volunteers to benefit the region (and beyond) as a hub of community action and inclusivity. 

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, caring for the land and each other in a nature based therapeutic setting. 

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

We rely on public support to maintain our therapeutic community, please make your donation -
plant hope; harvest joy!

“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”

Mark Twain

About The Farm
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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.

To preview our Annual Report, click here!

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1843 Tzouhalem Rd, Duncan, BC V9L 5L6, Canada

Main Office: 250-746-4204

Fax: 250-746-8616
St. Ann’s Garden Club: 250-746-9668


General Information:

Leah Boisvert, Acting Executive Director:


Leah Boisvert, Finance & Fund Development Manager:


Stephanie Kok, Programming Manager:

Conrad Murphy, Site Manager: 

Denise Gerhardt, Volunteer & Event Coordinator:

Denise Gerhardt, Thrift Store & Clothing Outreach Coordinator


St. Ann’s Garden Club, Seniors Program,

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