Welcome to Providence Farm

Welcome to the Farm!

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. 

At Providence Farm, we provide a variety of innovative programs for individuals with mental health, brain injury, dementia and developmental challenges. Programs include horticultural therapy, art, woodworking, nutrition, gardening, landscaping and textiles.  We believe that caring for the land together is healing and therapeutic. 

Please visit us at Providence Farm! The active programming areas are  restricted from public access 9am-3pm weekdays, while the Farm Fashions store,  Greenhouse and Labyrinth are open & welcoming to visitors.  To visit Providence House during programming hours, please check in at Reception to sign our book and receive your visitor tag.

Outside common areas including the large, heated greenhouse and pergola area may be visited during programming hours with your visitor tag.

Come and walk the labyrinth, (feel free to weed as you walk!)  or visit the St. Ann's garden and trails. Here you can take a deep breath and step out of the stressful world for a while and you’ll find the air is healthy; the work, worthwhile. 

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

Providence Farm sales

Upcycled and new-to-you clothes at Providence Farm's 'Farm Fashions'. The store is open 9:30am to 12:30pm Monday to Friday.

Farm fresh eggs, apple cider, garlic and greens available from the Farm Stand in front of Providence House, 8-3:30 (the building pictured to the left)  


Rotary Club of Duncan Daybreak has been an acitive supporteer of Providence Farm since 2015. Thank you for the generous donation of $3500 used in the renovation of our busy reception office.  

From left:  Mike McMenamin and Keith Grey of Rotary Club of Duncan Daybreak and Maria Hiles of Providence Farm.


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