Equine-Assisted Mental Health & Wellness

Mar 2, 2020

Kindred Community Farm Sanctuary is a leading non-profit in the lower mainland that utilizes Animal-Assisted Intervention (AAI) and Horticultural Therapy Activities (HTA) to effect positive change in our community.

We are literally bursting at the seams at our current location and our property is smack dab in the the middle of a high-density redevelopment.

Our goal is to move to a 10 acre property and create a state-of-the-art facility which supports the following:

(1) A variety of healing programs utilizing AAI and HTA to serve vulnerable populations who have experienced trauma

(2) A Farm Animal Sanctuary for abused, neglected and abandoned farm animals living in an enriched habitat

(3) A sustainable organic community garden to grow vegetables, fruit and flowers

(4) Training, education and internships in the mental health and animal welfare professions

(5) Public education, awareness and involvement

This is taken from our Business Plan
Read the full Business Plan here

We’re working hard to find our new property, but still haven’t found it.
In the meantime, we’re also working hard to utilize the property we have now.  

Introducing our brand new Equine-Assisted Mental Health & Wellness Workshop!
April 11, 2020

Chris Mayworm is developing this full-day workshop to explore healing opportunities for First Responders who have experienced trauma.  The attendees of the workshop are key Fire Fighter personnel working in the mental health field.

We are so grateful to Mutual Fire Insurance of BC for their $5,000 grant which allows us to begin serving First Responders in need of healing.

Chris Maywom & Badger

What a journey Chris has been on since first starting with Kindred in 2010.  
She is passionate about the healing benefits of animals and always curious to learn more in this field. With this in mind, she set out to get certified as an Equine-Assisted Mental Health Practitioner 

This was no easy task fitting this in with all her Program Director duties at Kindred.

It is with special thanks to Semiahmoo Community Safety Society for providing funding for the cost of this course.

Instead of waiting till we move to a new facility, Chris decided to begin a program for First Responders now!

Please feel free to contact Chris with any questions you have