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Organization: Julien Project, The  
Phone Numbers: 519-824-5524
c/o The Julien Project, Ignatius Jesuit Centre - Orchard Park, Courtyard Garden
5420 Hwy 6 N
Guelph, ON
N1H 6J2
Intersection: Hwy 6 N and Hwy 7 (Woodlawn Rd)
Location: Ignatius Jesuit Centre of Guelph - Orchard Park, courtyard garden
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Accessibility Notes: barrier free environment
Hours: Programs (spring, summer, fall) Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm
Contacts: Sharon Stewart - Project Founder and Registered Horticultural Therapist
Bob Moore - Chair
Service Description: Social and therapeutic gardening for people of diverse backgrounds and abilities to facilitate personal growth, community integration, environmental well-being and to enrich lives.

Social and Therapeutic Gardening
  • adult program
  • youth and children programs

Horticultural Internship Program
  • designed for special needs and marginalized youth; aims to teach participants horticultural skills that complement their biology and health programs, while preparing students for entry level employment

Youth Entrepreneurs with Local Produce Program (YELP)
  • complements Horticultural Internship Program by involving special needs students with others from leadership, environment, and businesses courses

Supported Volunteer Program
  • fosters confidence for participants in both the horticultural and social realms
  • volunteers have assisted in the children, youth, harvesting and canning programs

Fee for Service Initiative 2016
  • gardening workshops assist adults who have completed formal education to learn new skills, develop healthy lifestyle practices, and build healthy relationships; participants may become more self confident and self sufficient with possible employment or further education opportunities

Julien Project Community Partners / Collaborative agencies:
  • Wellington Catholic District School Board, Upper Grand District School Board, Canadian Mental Health Association, Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition, University of Guelph, Christian Farmers Association of Wellington, City of Guelph, Guelph Community Foundation

Meeting: Board meetings 8 to 10 times yearly
Fees: Donation - donations welcome
Application: Call or visit website for information
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: to volunteer ; referral for program participation
Fee for Service initiative 2016: for young adults 18 years and older
Age: 14.00 years and older
Languages: English
Area(s) Served:
See Also: Fitness, Recreational and Social Programs for People with Disabilities

This information was last completely updated on December 6, 2016

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