Lot’s Happening with the Organisation
New Name, New Logo, New Initiatives
You may have noticed some new changes with our website and newsletter! Equine Facilitated Wellness-Canada has been renamed and is now the Professional Association for Equine Facilitated Wellness (Pro-EFW). We complimented our new name with a fresh new logo which we believe represents our connection and commitment to the equine-human bond and our goal of providing education and training to people who are wanting to work in the growing field of Equine Facilitated Wellness.
Originally, we chose the name Equine Facilitated Wellness-Canada, because we are fiercely and proudly Canadian and we wanted everyone to know the origin of this rich and in-depth training and certification program. We also wanted other countries or regions to be able to use the name and attach their country to the end as we expand to other areas. However, we received some feedback that people assumed that the program was just for Canadians and so it seemed to limit our reach as to who would be welcomed into the fold of learning about the Equine Facilitated Wellness approach. And so, our new name was created by our Marketing Committee who have been working hard to make improvements to how we are seen and understood by our public and membership.
These improvements will be rolled out over time with the updating of our website, more accessible information and streamlining of the certification process. We will keep you abreast of these new initiatives and in the meantime if you have any questions, suggestions, comments or concerns we would love to hear from you. We can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and through our website: www.equinefacilitatedwellness.org.
We are celebrating the progress we have made since 2005 when this organization was conceived by a small group of people who wanted to create an association that recognized the depth and breadth of this incredible equine-human relationship that can be fostered by mutual respect and understanding. We hope that you will join us in this continuing discovery, as we expand this like-minded community of people who practice equine facilitated wellness.
Board of Directors and Committee Members
Upcoming Pro-EFW Trainings and Events
Pro EFW’s trainers and certified professionals are continuously hosting Pro-EFW endorsed trainings and personal development workshops. These events are considered towards credits for Pro-EFW certification and continuing education but also available for those who whish to participate for their own personal development and pleasure.
We invite you to peruse the schedule of events by clicking on the images below.
New Payment Structure
We are excited to announce we have made membership renewals and payments simpler, beginning January 1st, 2020. Previously candidates paid for certification in two installments, as of 2020 there will only be one payment.
NEW CERTIFICATION CANDIDATES: You must be a Pro-EFW MEMBER ($40) to apply for certification. There are three certification steams, Equine, Learning and Mental Health Professional. Certification Application fees are as follows:
- Single Certification: $300
- Dual Certification: $400
- Tri Certification: $500
- Certification application can be found here: http://www.equinefacilitatedwellness.org/products
MID STREAM CERTIFICATION CANDIDATES: If you applied for certification before 2020 you will have paid the initial Certification Fee and you have the remaining Certification Review Fee to pay. There will be no change in the Review Fee if you purchase it before March 1, 2022. After March 1, 2022, the fees will go up. You must pay with the link provided below as the fees that are now on the website reflect the new fee changes.
Link for existing certification candidates to purchase the Final Certification Review fee: http://www.equinefacilitatedwellness.org/final-certification-payment-2019
You can also find this link at the bottom of the page on our website: http://www.equinefacilitatedwellness.org
CERTIFIED PROFESSIONALS RENEWAL: There is no change in pricing for Certification Renewals. Annual membership ($40) is required and now included in your Certification Renewal fee:
RENEWAL fees are as follows:
- Single Certification: $80
- Dual Certification: $100
- Tri Certification: $120
- Renewal fees can be found here: http://www.equinefacilitatedwellness.org/renewal-fees
It’s time to renew your annual Pro-EFW membership before March 2020. If you are a Certified EFW Professional, in addition to paying your Certification Renewal fee, you will be required to send in verification of your current insurance, professional memberships and First Aid Certification and updating hours (if this is your year) on the Certification Renewal Form that is attached. You can scan/photograph these documents and insert them into the attached form and return by email or send them in by mail to the address below.
If you have any questions, please let us know: email@example.com
Board of Directors