Transitional Housing

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Mother Nature nurtures, and this program is living proof of the connection between nature and psychological health.

Located in the heart of Caledon, Ontario, Peace Ranch is a unique transitional housing complex dedicated to mental health recovery for individuals with schizophrenia. This rural environment situated on a 25-acre farm provides individual access to highly trained staff who pair psychological social rehabilitation principles with life skill training and stress management techniques, to successfully empower positive individual development and psychological wellness. Through facilitation of the HART program, individuals are able to assist the community with social recreation opportunities which include on-site Animal Husbandry, Horticulture, Art, Fitness, and Cooking Programs. The integrated approach at Peace Ranch promotes inclusivity and all individuals are encouraged to become a part of the process and, much like nature, remain open to change.

Horticulture, Animal, and Recreational Therapeutic (HART) Program

The HART program offers clients an array of therapeutic, social recreation programming within a rural setting. Activities include but are not limited to:

  • Animal-related activities and animal husbandry
  • Horticulture
  • Therapeutic art activities
  • Wellness/Sports/Fitness
  • Nutrition/Cooking/Food security
  • Educational workshops

Peace Ranch’s HART program allows adults with any mental health diagnosis to be a part of a community, while furthering the progress within their recovery journey. If you would like to learn more about the HART program, please reach out to the program staff, listed below.


Please reach out to the Peace Ranch HART program staff for more information regarding available programming, the registration process, and wait list times. The application can be downloaded here.

Please note that application is for the HART program only! If you are interested in applying for the main Peace Ranch residency program or the Townhouse program, you must apply via our main application process!

HART Program Contacts:

Nicki Tame:         nicole.tame@shipshey.ca

Cara Lyall:            cara.lyall@shipshey.ca

Erica Antoniou:  erica.antoniou@shipshey.ca

Peace Ranch Townhouse Program

  • Receive in-person support from Peace Ranch staff twice a week in both a group and individual setting
  • A supportive environment in which clients are able to experiment with independent living and activities of daily living skills they have learned from other housing or therapeutic experiences
  • A congregate independent living arrangement for clients experiencing mental health challenges

Program Eligibility

  • A diagnosis of any mental health disorder (differentiates from Peace Ranch where diagnosis of Schizophrenia meets program eligibility)


Day In The Country

What is it?

Clients are offered the opportunity to spend a day at Peace Ranch, enjoying all the great things that the country has to offer.

Activities include: bonfires, hikes, wagon rides, spending time with animals (petting zoo), art activities, horticulture/gardening, outdoor sports and more.

How to sign up? 

Please reach out to the HART team if there is any interest in participating in the program! The application can be downloaded here.

How To Apply

Completing a SHIP Application form is the first step, however, program-specific referrals are made by health professionals submitted to the SHIP Central Intake department.

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