WindReach Farm strives to enrich the lives of persons of all ages with disabilities and/or special needs by providing opportunities to enjoy experiences in farming, nature, outdoor recreation and other activities and to share those experiences with family and friends.

Continuing Sandy’s Vision

The Board, staff and volunteers were all greatly saddened by the passing of Alexander (Sandy) J. Mitchell. However, as we move forward we will never forget Sandy’s vision or the passion and determination he poured into the Farm, first to turn his dream into reality, and then to build and sustain the life-enriching programs the Farm offers to individuals of all abilities. In the days, months, and years to come, we will continue to keep Sandy’s vision front and centre and continue to provide the programs and services to our participants that have make WindReach Farm a truly unique and special place. We thank all of you for your continued patronage, financial and volunteer support of the Farm.

Sincerely,
Jon Bowles
Chair, Board of Directors
WindReach Farm

What We Do

As a registered charity, WindReach Farm officially opened its doors on June 16, 1989.  Specially designed to meet the needs of individuals with a variety of disabilities, WindReach Farm includes fully wheelchair accessible pathways, trails, buildings, barns and stables.  Offering five Core Programs, WindReach welcomes both the special needs and able-bodied communities.

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Our Programs & Services

Our programs and services have been developed with full accessibility at the forefront. Being built on 105 acres of land provides us with a unique environment that allows our programs to combine both a natural farm environment with an assortment of farm animals and horses that provide their own form of ‘therapy’ to our clients. We offer learning and experiential opportunities with the goal of engaging with our clients in order to strengthen skills, independence, and physical well-being in a safe and nurturing environment.

We offer five core programs:

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Contact ross.ste-croix@windreachfarm.org for more information on how to host your event @ WindReach Farm

Summer Employment?

We have just applied for funding through Canada Summer Jobs and anticipate hearing from the Government in April about our successful positions. These positions are only available for youth ages 15 – 30. Hoping to hire youth for the following areas:

  • Adapted Sports/Therapeutic Programs
  • Adult Day Program
  • Agricultural Ambassadors
  • Animal Care
  • Farm Visits (on and off site visits)
  • Groundskeeping/Landscaping
  • Summer Camp Coordinator and Counsellors

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to kelly.taylor@windreachfarm.org. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted by phone or email.

Volunteer Orientation

Next New Volunteer Orientation is on Tuesday, February 19th from 5:45 – 8:30 pm. Please click here for more information.

WindReach Farm is Growing: The Expansion of the Harvest of Health Horticultural Program

WindReach Farm can now do more to contribute to the lives of individuals living with disabilities. Thanks to an Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant, WindReach Farm is expanding our Horticultural Therapy program and will be able to positively impact thousands of individuals with disabilities, mental health and chronic conditions living in the Durham Region.

Made possible through a $715,800 three-year Grow Grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Harvest of Health Horticultural Therapy Program will be scaling up to be able to offer more sessions; add additional gardening spaces; and build a fully accessible year-round greenhouse and living classroom.

WindReach Farm is thrilled to have the opportunity to share the therapeutic benefits of gardening, nature and plant-based activities in this fully accessible program that is designed to meet the unique abilities of each of its participants.
Together with the Ontario Trillium Foundation, WindReach Farm is dedicated to building a healthier, more active and inclusive community, where individuals of all ages and abilities can thrive!

Partnering with the Honda Canada Foundation

WindReach Farm is thrilled to partner with the Honda Canada Foundation. The Foundation has generously donated a beautiful new Honda Odyssey van for use in the Beyond the Farm Gate program and dozens of their employees have been up to the farm to volunteer and help us get ready for events. We look forward to an ongoing partnership with the Honda Canada Foundation and their hard-working, dedicated team.

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Windreach Farm's Life Changing Programs

WindReach Farm strives to enrich the lives of persons of all ages with disabilities and/or special needs by providing opportunities to enjoy experiences in farming, nature, outdoor recreation and other activities and to share those experiences with family and friends.

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