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for people and animals.
Our vision is being the philanthropic leader that inspires and sustains the innovation, coordination, and integration of Animal-Assisted Support Services within Canada's health-care, social services, corrections and justice sectors.
Value Creation Statement
CFAS invests in the human-animal bond, one of Canada's most precious natural resources, in order to build healthier and safer communities for both people and animals.
Why a cross-disability public foundation?
CFAS recognized that there was a need to build a single-point of entry to access and share information and resources in order to co-create a seamless continuum of Animal-Assisted Support Services so that as many people, companion, and service animals as possible could experience love just for being. Why is this important? Because Love changes everything.
"Now that I have my service dog I can finally leave the house to run errands. I no longer feel shut in and alone. " — Christina
"Since I have had a service dog that accompanies me everywhere I go I have been able to reduce my medication by more than half. " — Daniel
"My daughter refused to talk to us and she kept getting into trouble. Caring for and interacting with horses is bringing her out of her shell and she is finally opening up and is less angry. " — Thankful Mom!
"Looking for information about the human-animal bond and services for my child was like looking for a needle in a haystack. The CFAS were so helpful and they took time to listen, not just redirect. " — Lynn
"CFAS helps front-line charities focus on service excellence rather than fundraising. " — Joanne (volunteer)
"My donations go further with the CFAS, because when I give they help many people no matter where those in need live, work, and play. Their direction makes donating easy and meaningful. " — Mike