Healing With Horses Retreat!   And 

Family Healing With Horses Retreat!

Spouses/Partners and children over the age of 6 are encouraged to attend the Family Retreat!




The target demographic of OSI-CAN are but are not limited to: former and serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces, Allied Armed Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Frontline Protectors --- which include Municipal Police Services, CN Police Services, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Protection Services, Wildland Firefighters, Hospital Trauma personnel, Nurses, Heal;thcare Workers, Social Workers, Animal Control Officers, Coroners, Indigenous Emergency Management, Victim Services Personnel, Emergency Communications Specialist, Corrections Officers, “Volunteer” First Responders, Conservation Officers, Aboriginal Emergency Services personnel, Tow Truck drivers who clean up accident scenes and their spouses/partners. This demographic was chosen due to the commonality of experiences they share through the service they provide to the country and community. We have a special interest and support volunteer first responders as they are not eligible for programs such as Workers' Compensation.

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Veterans and Public Safety Personnel  (Spouses/Partners and kids over 6 years of age are encouraged to attend) 

Join us for a Family-Centered Retreat

Non-riding Horse Therapy & more...

30 minutes east of Regina

(More details at the bottom of this page... keep scrolling)

Tickets are $35/Family

Family Retreat Rescheduled

to Sat. May 28, 2022

Registration in link above.

The start time is 1:00 PM and finishes at 5:30 PM approximately. For anyone travelling with their camper trailer or RV, there is plenty of parking at the Retreat site. If you are travelling without these accommodations, please let us know, no later than May 15th. We will set lodging for you at no cost

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      Why Horses?

Horses are mirrors to our feelings and energy.


A horses’ electrical field is larger and stronger than ours and their heartbeat is much slower as well.  It has a calming and symptomatic effect on us.

Horses teach us how to communicate clearly with intent.



The family HHR provides the following activities and benefits:

  • Family team building (with children) equine therapy exercises

  • Art Therapy 

  • There will be a horse drawn wagon ride

  • Learning tools for support. Such as How to ask for help (Wellness). Tools to help with language, movement, and emotions

  • Bilateral Exercises

Develop empathy, trust, respect and patience; and...  IT'S FUN!!!


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From Regina heading East to Winnipeg --Trans Canada Hwy 1 (Ask Google maps to find St Joseph’s or click on map in webpage)

 towards Balgonie -- watch for the St. Joseph Colony turn --   approx 7.3 km from Balgonie (???)  -- Watch for the Pioneer Grain Elevator -- Merge to the South lane on Hwy 1 after passing the elevator -- watch for houses South of Hwy 1 & look carefully for a SMALL sign on the South side of Hwy 1 that reads

St. Joseph's Colony

>>>> TURN SOUTH AT THE DIRT ROAD -- drive for half a mile -- pass by Digger Drive on the West side -- continue on to St. Joseph's Cemetery 

>>>>TURN AT YOUR FIRST LEFT (BEFORE ST. JOSEPH'S CEMETERY SIGN) AND BEFORE YOU GET TO THE HAMLET OF HOUSES, Go left at the fork (on your right is St. Paul's St.) and continue to drive East on Colby Dr. (not marked) -- parallel to Hwy 1 -- Drive through a hamlet of houses on Colby Dr. and continue driving past Benson Bay and Edward St. -- Once past Edward St. -- look for the 3rd driveway on the South side with a fence -- the sign on the fence will display the land description # NE051816W2

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GPS Coordinates

N 50 Degrees 29.85 Minutes

W 104 Degrees 10.013 Minutes

Questions? Contact us.

Julius Brown 

OSI-CAN Provincial Director 

CMHA SK, 2702-12th Avenue, Regina, SK S4T 1J2

Cell 306-552-3801 / Toll Free 1-888-495-6068

or email Healing with Horses Retreat (HHR)  


 Please Dress according to the weather!

 And do not wear Sandals for footwear!!

Attachment about Art Therapy:

Forms to bring in to Event - Please read, print, and bring to the Retreat

We at OSI-CAN do not see PTSD or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as a Disorder, we see it as an Injury you can recover from.  If you are suffering from the symptoms of an Occupational or Operational Stress Injury, then a PTSD or PTSI diagnosis is not required to get our help!