Steckle Heritage Farm Staff

Steckle Heritage Farm is rounded out by a fantastic team of seasonal staff that we couldn’t live without. To join our team, please take a look at our employment opportunities to see if we fit!


Christopher Jupp

Executive Director
executivedirector@stecklehomestead.ca 

Nicky Hanbidge
Farm Education Manager
farmedmanager@stecklehomestead.ca 

Taylor Carey
Urban Farm Manager & Volunteer Inquiries
urbanfarmmanager@stecklehomestead.ca

Karlee Karwowski
Weddings & Events Manager
events@stecklehomestead.ca

Jordyn VanSickle
Animal Caretaker, Donkey Whisperer (weekends)

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is a group of community residents who guide and support the farm as it grows and changes. They oversee the J. Steckle Heritage Homestead charitable organization which operates the Farm.

The Steckle Board of Directors works as a board focused on consensus building and teamwork.  They are involved in lending their many skills to advise and guide the organization.  Our Board meets a minimum of quarterly monthly to ensure the success of the overall organization.  If you have skills and interests that you think might be an asset to our Board of Directors, please contact us.  Get involved, and help guide the vision created by Dr. Jean Steckle to connect our cities with the land.

Board Chair: Tony Schall
Secretary: Shannon Loken
Treasurer: Emily Sereda

Patty Clarke
Mike Hauss
Heidi Kolb
Laurie Menard
Hannah Tait-Neufeld

Please Consider Making a Charitable Donation Today.

We appreciate every single donation we receive!

If you would like a personal tour of Steckle, just let us know! Contact us at (519)748-4690

Children's Programs

From preschool to teens, we have programs that help children and youth learn essential food skills such as planting, harvesting as well as cooking food from the farm, feeding and caring for farm animals, and developing leadership skills in a hands-on heritage farm environment.

Little Farmers (Ages 2-5)

Seasonal farm activities, garden activities, animal feeding and general care, farm and environment-themed crafts, storytime and more!

Farm Explorers (Ages 6-9)

Explore the farm ecosystem from catching garden critters to growing plants, caring for the farm animals, and cooking in the kitchen!

Rise & Shine (Ages 6-9)

A great program giving kids a chance to learn about animals on the farm, and assist in morning chores and basic animal care.

Cancellation Policy

Unable to send your child to a program or camp? Need to cancel a party, tour or event? Here’s what you need to know…

Summer Camps

From preschool to teens, we have camps that help children and youth learn essential food skills such as planting, harvesting as well as cooking food from the farm, feeding and caring for farm animals, and developing leadership skills in a hands-on heritage farm environment.

Agriventure Summer Camp (Ages 5-12)

Hands-on learning activities include gardening, harvesting produce, playing games, making crafts and learning more about our animals and heritage!

Leaders In Training Program (Ages 13-14)

A great way to develop leadership skills and to gain valuable knowledge and experiences while participating in our summer Agriventure Camp.

Volunteer Junior Leader Program (Ages 15-17)

A fun way to earn your high school volunteer hours and build your resume. Assist with group rotations, provide support to younger campers, plan and run an activity of their choice and more!

Cancellation Policy

Unable to send your child to a program or camp? Need to cancel a party, tour or event? Here’s what you need to know…

Community Tour Booking

  • If you are booking more than one tour, please specify how many guests are in each tour. Please note that we can accommodate a maximum of 60 guests per tour.
  • Please suggest specific dates and start times. Morning tours can start any time between 9:15am-10am, and afternoon tours can start between 12pm-1pm. If your dates are flexible, please also offer back up options.
    In registering and permitting my group to attend a tour at Steckle Heritage Farm, I, the undersigned, hereby agree as follows:

    1. 1. The information I have provided in this form is accurate
    2. 2. I understand that if I am to cancel my tour with less than 15 days notice, I will be issued a $50 cancellation fee
    3. 3. I understand and agree to comply with the COVID-19 protocols listed on the website
    4. 4. I understand that Steckle Heritage Farm is a 'working' farm and that while the staff does everything possible to ensure the safety of the site and program, it is my responsibility to supervise the group at all times while on site