Equine Assisted Therapy
One of Aurora’s new additions to the centre is the implementation of animal assisted therapy.
More than that, animal assisted therapy allows someone to be able to connect and communicate in ways that are different from human to human interaction. This mutual relationship allows both to share a symbiosis that enriches both their lives. Only through animals can one experience a truly non-judgemental relationship, building on developing trust.
In January, Aurora welcomed Moxie and Mouse to the centre. Living onsite, the clients are able to interact with the horses daily. We also have weekly sessions with our equine expert, Amanda who educates the clients on proper care, handling, grooming, and guides their experience in a safe manner.
It is our mission to expand the animal assisted therapy program to include other animals for the clients to engage and care for. It is all part of our holistic approach to recovery.
5468796 Architecture is a Winnipeg-based design studio established in 2007.
Aurora Recovery Centre is expanding, and 5468796 is honoured to be a part of growing the impact of this vital service in Manitoba. After helping transform this property into an addictions recovery centre in 2016, 546 is working with the Aurora team again to more than double their existing capacity – adding 78 bedrooms this year. The new addition and renovation prioritizes restorative spaces connected to nature, nestling some parts of the building into the surrounding forest and offering unobstructed views of Lake Winnipeg in others. We trust this expansion will allow more people to access the important services of Aurora, and make a positive change in the lives of those on their way to recovery.
Jordy Craddock brings over 10 years of experience as Project Architect and Coordinator on a number of residential, commercial, mixed-use and complex renovation and addition projects for 5468796. Jordy has led the team in completing the first phase of the Aurora Health Centre conversion, and spearheads office initiatives for research into energy efficiency and sustainable building practices.