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Mi'Kmaq Artist Loretta Gould

'In the spirit of nature everything is connected.'

Our Vision
To promote mental health and well-being for a resilient future, with children
and nature in mind.


Who We Serve 

We serve children, youth and families affected by a range of issues impacting upon their mental health and well-being including:


  • Anxiety and Stress

  • Grief, Trauma and Loss

  • Depression

  • Attention Deficits and Learning Differences

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

  • Sensory Processing Issues

  • Problems with Emotional Regulation 

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CByN Hobby Farm

All nature and equine- assisted therapies and learning opportunities take place outside on a hobby farm and forest situated on the Niagara peninsula in Pelham, Ontario.



ConnectByNature is located on land which is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabeg peoples. This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the land protected by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum agreement. Today this land is home to many First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Peoples. We are reminded that our great standard of living here in Pelham, Ontario is directly related to the resources and friendship of Indigenous people. 

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General Inquiries

Nancy Rushford
Phone: 905-630-1909


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Our Approach

We draw upon nature's intelligence and interactions with wildlife and horses to build resilience and promote mental health and wellbeing. By cultivating  connections and relationships with nature and horses, children and youth become more self aware, better attuned to others and the environment around them, and expand their circles of belonging.































© ConnectByNature Therapy & Learning Services  2022 

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