Capital Campaign

Bonny Lea Farm is expanding!

Over the next few years we will be building two new homes to provide more options for people with intellectual disabilities.


Phase 1 – Leading the Way: Home Today. Home Tomorrow.    (Funded by Bonny Lea Farm)

After years of dreaming and planning Bonny Lea Farm is leading the way by building Home Today. Home Tomorrow., a new home to support adults with intellectual disabilities who require a higher level of support at any age or stage of life, allowing some of our current participants to remain at Bonny Lea Farm longer.

This new home will expand opportunities for participants to live within their community, surrounded by their peers and with the support and dignity they deserve right here at Bonny Lea Farm. The home will be a model for barrier free and supported living for adults with intellectual disabilities. A first of its kind in the province for participants who require a higher level of care in a residential setting, and a model that could be replicated by other organizations across the province and beyond.

The main level of this fully accessible home will offer specialized physical and light medical supports, in individual rooms with shared living spaces. The design encourages independence with conveniences including ensuite 2 piece bathrooms, while offering enhanced mobility and safety supports such as lifts and a higher level of care than we are currently able to offer.

The enclosed accessible garden and screen porch will allow those who use mobility devices to safely enjoy being outdoors. The home will offer a space for family to stay if their loved one is near end of life.

The lower level will provide much needed social and programming space that can be accessed by all participants living and working at Bonny Lea Farm.

The estimated budget for building Home Today. Home Tomorrow. is $4.5 million. Bonny Lea Farm will build this home through a Capital Campaign and the generosity of our supporters. The Department of Community Services will fund its ongoing operational costs.


Phase 2 – Expanding Opportunity: Increasing Independence for adults with intellectual disabilities  (Funded by the Government of Nova Scotia)

Bonny Lea Farm is building a new home in the community to offer adults with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to have increased independence, community access and engagement.

This new fully accessible and barrier-free home will provide participants with access to all that the community and Bonny Lea Farm have to offer, with the ability to easily connect with the surrounding community or access work in one of our social enterprises and the enhanced supports available at Bonny Lea Farm.

The design of this home will be consistent with those currently being built by the Department of Community Services in communities around Nova Scotia. Building and operating this community-based home will be fully funded by the Department of Community Services.


We would like to invite you to join in leading the way by making a gift to help to make our dream Home Today. Home Tomorrow. a reality.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the project, please contact Liz at 902-277-0986 and she will connect you with us.



Colin MacDonald   |   Campaign Co-Chair                                   Jack Flemming   |   Campaign Co-Chair               

Board Member                                                                                   Honourary Life Member

Bonny Lea Farm                                                                                Bonny Lea Farm