Most would agree that service dogs benefit people with disabilities; however, the human rights of a growing number of Canadians with service dogs are being infringed upon due to public access and accommodation barriers. One such barrier is the need for a ‘common national standard’ that establishes benchmarks for service excellence, accountability, and transparency in order to prevent the exploitation of service dog teams within the emerging unregulated multi-million-dollar service dog industry. Voluntary standardization would benefit existing committed service dog trainers and service dog training organizations by demonstrating not only their commitment to service dog teams but to preserving the rights and freedoms of all Canadians; an act of good faith that would undoubtedly inspire pawsitive change.
CFAS endeavours to inspire and sustain the innovation, coordination, and integration of exceptional Animal-Assisted Services within Canada's healthcare, social services, justice, and corrections sectors in order to build a healthier and safer Canada with people, pets, and partners (animals in service).
What We Do:
Our charitable mission is to invest in the human-animal bond, one of Canada’s most treasured connections, in order to co-create healthier and safer communities with and for people, pets (companion animals), and partners (animals in service).
Why We Do It: To build healthier and safer communities
Who benefits: People, Pets, and Partners (animals in service)
Where: Across Canada
When: Today and Tomorrow
How: Connecting, Communicating, Collaborating, Coordinating and Celebrating the Human-Animal Bond. Read more...
Love to the Power of Three! People, Pets and Partners
Round Up to Give!
Now your spare change can make a big difference by helping to advance the Foundation’s charitable programs and services that promote and support One Health for people, pets and partners (animals in service). Simply select The Canadian Foundation for Animal-Assisted Support Services (CFAS) as your charity of choice! For details and to sign up for the Mylo app please visit: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/round-up-to-give-with-mylo/
One Health for PPP is a Canadian Foundation for Animal-Assisted Support Services (CFAS) initiative that unites and engages individuals, communities, organizations, disciplines and sectors in order to co-create our collective desired future for and the human-animal bond. Health in this context includes all aspects of individual and collective well-being grounded in informed decisions as caring and engaged members of society.
Canine-Assisted Victim Services: Paws for Justice - A Call to Collective Action Pattes Au Service De La Justice - Un appel à l’action collective!