What We Do & Who We Are

We are a therapeutic community that provides programs for people who are encountering barriers to education and employment. Our programs include Horticultural Therapy and Vocational Training.

The Sisters of St. Ann gifted the beautiful 400-acre Cowichan Valley property to the Vancouver Island Providence Community Association to develop innovative programs for the community.

Today there are 34 full-time and part-time staff and 130 people participate in our programs. A single guiding principle underlies our success – that caring for the land together is by nature healing and therapeutic.

The above video was put together for Providence Farm as part of a team project undertaken by Leadership Vancouver Island.  In the spring of 2014 team Walk in Providence commissioned Stu Burke to assemble this video in conjunction with a new historical walking tour and signage at Providence Farm.

Working with Providence Farm is really satisfying, they have great staff, beautiful facilities and important work to do. The Farm itself is a jewel for the Cowichan Valley and an important cog in the local food system. All our support is important to keep this a vital part of the community. Bill Jones, author, chef, and food consultant, Deerholme Farm