Wishing Well Sanctuary Mission, Vision, and Values

Wishing Well Sanctuary is undergoing a strategic realignment in order to ensure that, going forward, we remain true to our mission, vision, and values. We will continue to ensure that our animal family receives excellent care and we will focus on our mission to promote mental health and well-being for children, youth, their families and caregivers; we will be extending sanctuary to those affected by trauma, addiction and other difficulties, by providing courses, seminars, and workshops.

We will continue to provide a safe haven for abused and neglected animals, to promote care and respect for all beings through humane education, and to foster personal and community responsibility to alleviate suffering. We also remain committed to promoting greater awareness of our relationship with, and impact on, the environment, by providing programs that encourage responsible stewardship of our planet.

During our review process, we have come to the understanding that a realignment of priorities is necessary in regards to board composition, governance, strategic staff skill set, and allocation of priorities. While complex and challenging, Wishing Well Sanctuary is well on the path to embracing these structural changes and solutions.

Now in our eighth year, we look forward to broadening the scope of our programs to include even greater community enrichment. We hope you will join us as we move forward and continue serving the people that reach out to us, the animals in our care, and those that support us in so doing.

With gratitude for your unwavering support,

WWS Board of Directors


Recruiting: Board of Directors

Now in its’ 8th year, Wishing Well Sanctuary (WWS) is an oasis of discovery and development — a centre for personal growth, inner peace, healing, and joy. While continuing to provide a safe haven for abused and neglected animals (approx 50+), WWS is looking to broaden the scope of our programs to include even greater community enrichment, as well as to provide health and wellness programs that encourage responsible stewardship of our planet.

The Sanctuary is currently undergoing a strategic realignment. While complex and challenging, WWS is well on the path to embracing these structural changes and solutions.

To this end, we are looking to fill five (5) Board of Director roles:

Director: President
Director: Treasurer/Secretary
Director: Fundraiser (Note: all Board members have a certain degree of responsibility for fundraising, but this is a leadership role in Fundraising)
Director: Marketing & Communications
Director: Animal Care Specialist

If you have 5+ years’ experience in business or community service, and are looking to expand your subject matter expertise into the Board arena, we’d love to hear from you! Similarly, if you’re an executive looking for a cool new project, we’d welcome your leadership skills!

Volunteer at Wishing Well

There’s always lots of work that needs to be done around the farm. If you’d like to volunteer click here to fill out our volunteer application form.

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Ontario Wildlife Rescue

Ontario Wildlife Rescue

 Attention: For any questions or assistance for wildlife concerns, please visit www.ontariowildliferescue.ca. We are a farmed animal sanctuary but want all animals to be safe! Thank you for trying to assist an animal in need. We need more people like you!


We at Wishing Well Sanctuary are deeply saddened to announce that one of our shining stars, Lightning, ‘our’ sweet llama has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge.
Our Vet was here and did a post mortem. Poor Lightning had undetected cancer. There was nothing that could have prevented this, we have been assured.

He died on the grass, surrounded by his friends whom he adored and protected ever so fiercely and lovingly!

He has been showered with love and admiration since his arrival here, his home with us since November 2013.

He will be profoundly missed and remembered with love, smiles and chuckles, always!