Generation Farms offers integrative healing opportunities through
wellness programs, horsemanship, nature and professional training.

Workshops and Events 

 Deep Connection with Nature workshops for children will be scheduled in the fall. 


May 2018 

Explorations in Equine Facilitated Wellness  at Generation Farms   completed


June 2018

Explorations in Equine Facilitated Wellness  Deborah Marshall in Lanark County Ontario  completed

 June 9 & 10; Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 5 pm




July 2018

Reflection of the Horse - The Generation Farms Approach - Week One Professional Training completed

This fulfills Focus Training Week One requirement in the EFW - Canada Certification Program


Integration Week - this program is for students who have completed Reflection of the Horse in a previous year

July 30 to August 3; Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm

Integration Week is a five day program for NAEFW certification candidates who are ready to work with others and create your own programs. This is a chance to expand your skills and awareness in a safe learning environment.

$1400 plus 5% GST

Trainers: Deborah Marshall MA RCC; Kate Burns MSW RSW and Emily Pelletier MA as well as the Generation Farms staff and herd

For more information please email .


August 2018

Reflection of the Horse -  The Generation Farms Approach - Week Two

This fulfills Focus Training Week Two requirement in the EFW - Canada Certification Program

August 20 to 25; (Monday through Saturday) This five day program has a free day on Thursday for rest and integration.

Expand your learning about Generation Farms Approach in this five day program. This week will focus on helping others experience the world using the Generation Farms skills and approach. This week is suitable for people who are going into the EFW field. It will review the concepts of the GF Approach and put them into practice with each other and the horses including:

  • review neurobiology and EFW concepts
  • putting together an EFW session
  • practice sessions with each other
  • horse as co-therapist
  • sensory healing and re-integration
  • nature based experiential
  • practical aspects of EFW including equipment, suitable horses and facilities, insurance
  • create a personal Scope of Practice document which lays out your personal path for further development and guidelines for the work you will do
Participants need to have sufficient resilience and stability to engage in the experiential components. This is not intended as a therapy group.

 Trainers: Deborah Marshall MA RCC; Kate Burns MSW RSW, Emily Pelletier MA as well as the Generation Farms staff and herd.

Total cost is $2600 plus GST for both Week One and Week Two when they are taken in the same year. $1400 plus 5% GST when taking Week Two alone.  

For more information please email


September 2018

New program for children!!

Deep Nature Connections at Generation Farms (for 12 to 14 year olds)

This is not a riding or horse activity program.


September 22     Saturday 9 am to 12 noon

$30 plus GST

Mentors: Mandy Robinson BA CYC; Kate Burns MSW RSW

This program will give children an opportunity to explore the natural world around them through games, stories, songs, and activities rooted in deep nature connection.

Participants will leave with an authentic experience of exploring and discovering some of nature’s hidden secrets.

Children who want to know their nature community better are invited to join us.

Learning Objectives of Deep Nature Connection:

  1. Deepen curiosity
  2. Identifying hazards and how to respond to them 
  3. Opportunities to slow down and notice what often is missed
  4. Respecting each child’s unique gifts so they can explore with confidence
  5. Asking questions, finding answers

A target staff ratio of 1 staff per 4 children, with a maximum of 8 children


  • Mandy is experienced in working with 6 to 11 year olds in group settings
  • Kate is trained through the Wilderness Awareness School as a Coyote Mentor 
  • Kate and Mandy are: 
    • Experienced First Aid and CPR certified professionals 
    • Compassionate mentors who encourage each child’s respect for self, others and nature

If you would like to register or learn more about the program please contact:


Workshop fees generally include lunch or snacks and materials.

Registration and inquiries are most easily done by email to

Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy Sessions, Nature Based Sessions and HorseEmPower Child and Youth Care sessions are conducted on a regular basis and can be booked by emailing at Email is best for us as we are generally outside! You can leave a message at our Bowen Road counselling office (250) 754-7703. Our reception staff there will forward the message to Generation Farms. 

Our programs are private and independently offered. You may be able to have professional development credit in various organisations in the Counselling, Equine and Equine Facilitated Wellness fields. Our adult programs are accepted for credit with the National Association for Equine Facilitated Wellness. For information about our training programs  click here.

Spaces for workshops can be held by a non-refundable deposit. Registration and inquiries are most easily done by email to .

  • If you would like a phone conversation just email we will book a time.
  • Upon request you will receive a registration form.
  • Your space is held once we have received a your registration form and your deposit or full payment.
  • Payments can be made by Visa or MasterCard, email transfer or cheques can be mailed to the mailing address

Mailing Address: Generation Farms PO Box 435 Station A, Nanaimo BC V9R 5L3

Please watch for new programs as they are offered!


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