Nova’s Ark is committed to building acceptance of people of all ages and abilities by providing opportunities for understanding. The wide range of activities and programs involving unique, therapy animals will:
- create individualized experiences to stimulate communication and social interactions to meet the specific requirements of individuals with special needs;
- build character through respect for all life;
- teach character values and life lessons with examples from animals;
- develop youth leadership experiences that promote awareness, acceptance and friendship.
About NOVA'S ARK
Nova’s Ark began as a dream by former special education facilitator and retired elementary school Principal Mary-Ann Nova. Nova’s Ark is a registered charity (85916 1176 RR0001) providing social and communication opportunities for people of all ages and abilities involving a wide range of exotic and gentle animals.
The volunteer peer mentors are a key factor in the successful integration of our visitors with the animals, allowing for unique, positive and memorable experiences. The animals bring people together, but it is our amazing volunteers and mentors who keep people coming.
Supported by private, corporate and service donations, Nova’s Ark provides programs and activities that benefit the community in various ways. Nova’s Ark has created many customized day visits, spring and summer camp opportunities and off site presentations for service organizations, group home facilities, education centers and special event functions.