Data and Research

Skye Blue Acres is committed to understanding the needs of the Guelph and surrounding communities and providing equine experiences that contribute to positive wellbeing and community health.

Equine programs at Skye Blue Acres are developed using an intentional integration of data and research from multiple disciplines including, equine neuro-science, community demographics and a variety of local, national and international grief research.

Vital Signs Guelph

The Community Foundation of Guelphs’ Vital Signs Report is a national program led by community foundations and coordinated by Community Foundations of Canada that leverages local knowledge to measure the vitality of our communities and support action towards improving our collecting quality of life. Vital Signs provides a meaningful, high-level snapshot of strengths and challenges in Guelph and Wellington County.

In 2018 Guelph and Wellington County report positive growth in many areas but mental health remains a challenge for many.

Grief, bereavement and life-loss (divorce, separation, job, pet, friendship, home or origin etc.) that is unsupported, unacknowledged or inadequately attended to can contribute to lower self-reports of wellbeing. Skye Blue Acres offers individual and group experiences with horse teachers that build compassion, knowledge and resiliency skills that promote improved wellbeing (See Programs for more information).


*Skye Blue Acres mines data from a variety of sources and attempts to provide Canadian, local and current research.  Data have limitations and inconsistencies and therefor must be “interpreted with caution.”

  1. Statistics Canada.  Table  13-10-0710-01   Deaths and mortality rates, by age group

  2. Dec-2019.pdf






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