We are excited to be involved. This project gives many of our Indigenous youth the opportunity to connect with animals and nature in ways that are culturally healing. I believe there are tremendous benefits to this initiative.
— Cheryl Robinson, A/Executive Director, Urban Native Youth Association

Urban Horse Project partners are essential so that urban youth are supported to connect and learn with horses. All of us share a commitment to giving youth a leg up. 

Program partners share their ideas and resources, and commit significant resources to engage and bridge youth who otherwise lack opportunities. Some partners help facilitate programs.

Funders know that effective, nature-based, skill-building programs help youth increase their chances for a better life.  Investments in youth equal better outcomes for all of us. 

Our key program partners

Burnaby Neighbourhood House: engaging and bridging youth to our programs as an integral part of their work with Burnaby young people. 

Burnaby Horsemen's Association: providing program space to us. 

Cartier Farms: providing training, curriculum and ongoing coaching and leadership in Equine Assisted Learning. 

Ministry for Children and Family Development (MCFD): supporting vulnerable youth to access our programs.

Southlands Riding Club: providing training space to us. 

Urban Native Youth Association: engaging and bridging youth to our programs as an integral part of their work with Indigenous youth.

Association of Neighbourhood Houses of BC: building healthy and engaged neighbourhoods, providing capacity building support to our initiative.

Multiple other agencies are committed to bridging youth to programs.

Our funding partners

The Urban Horse Project is ambitious. We could not do it without the generous support of our funding partners and donors.  Thank you!! 

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  • Central City Foundation

  • CKNW Kids' Fund

  • Diamond Foundation

  • Canada - BC Job Grant

  • Province of BC (Ministry for Children and Family Development)

  • Private Foundations

  • TELUS Vancouver Community Board

The Diamond Foundation is proud to support the Urban Horse Project, a unique program designed to promote emotional growth, social skills and resiliency in youth. A horse-lover myself, I understand the powerful ability these animals have to heal and positively impact human lives.
— Jill Diamond, Executive Director, Diamond Foundation