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Become a Research and Development Partner
Investing in research and development will help to ensure the availability, credibility, and sustainability of Animal-Assisted Services (AAS) across our nation. This burgeoning sector spans across the social services, healthcare, justice, corrections, and voluntary sectors.
The scope of AAS ranges from clinical, recreational, and non-clinical activities, programs, and projects, that involve all types of animals involving people from a range of disciplines like veterinary medicine, epidemiology, anthropology, social work, humanities, sociology, criminology, psychology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, kinesiology, anthrozoology, speech pathology, and the list goes on.
Some of the many well-known benefits associated with AAS are:
Research and Development Priorities
Enhancing the lives of Animals in Service
while improving the lives of Canadians.
Historical Perspectives on the Human-Animal Bond
Interesting Articles, Papers, and Information
2008 Online Poster Session
Animal Assisted Activities/Therapy Articles and Research
Animal Assistance: Research and Practice
Animal-assisted therapy as a pain relief intervention for children
Animal Assisted Therapy Thesis
Horse as Healer: An Examination of Equine Assisted Learning in the Healing of First Nations Youth from Solvent Abuse1
Is your dog autistic?
New Directions in the Human-Animal Bond
Pfizer Animal Health And American Humane Association Partner To Conduct Research On The Power Of The Human-Animal Bond In Pediatric Cancer Patients
Purdue to Develop Online Hub for Human-Animal Bond Research
Dogs Can Detect Colin Cancer
Equine Therapy Harnesses the Healing Power of Horses
EQUINE Facilitated, Guided, Assisted, Education?
The Protective Association between Pet Ownership and Depression among Street-involved Youth: A Cross-sectional Study
Veterans and Shelter Dogs
Future Directions in Human-Animal Bond Research
Guidelines for Animal Assisted Activity, Animal-Assisted Therapy and Resident Animal Programs
Guidelines for Animal-Assisted Interventions in Health Care Facilities
American Humane Association
EAGALA Research Site
International Society for Anthrozoology (ISAZ)
Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction (ReCHAI)
The Health Benefits of Dog Walking for Pets and People: Evidence and Case Studies Published by Purdue University Press
Waltham Pocket Book of Human-Animal Interactions
Medical Evidence Based Equine Assisted Therapy (Personal Contact) Mänette Monroe MD MEd, Assistant Dean for Students, Assistant Professor of Pathology College of Medicine. University of Central Florida
Correctional Service Canada: Results of an Evaluation of the Pawsitive Directions Canine Program at Nova Institution for Women
The Chimo Animal Assisted Therapy Project
Animal-Assisted Activity at A. Meyer Children's Hospital: A Pilot Study
Animal-assisted therapy and the severely disabled child: a quantitative study. (Graduate Literary Award Winner)
Canada's Guide to Working Dogs
Index for Service and Assistance Canines
Equine Research Foundation
One Health Outlook
Service Dog Pilot Study