Edmonton store bars autistic girl and service dog twice
Last July, a nine-year-old autistic girl and her service dog, Levi, were kicked out of Winners, a discount clothing store in Edmonton, Canada. All Emily Ainsworth wanted to do was go shopping, but store employees ordered her off the premise. As a mea culpa, the store sent Emily an apology card with a puppy on it and a $25 gift card. The apology, the CBC reports, was even written by Mike Faulkner, Edmonton district manager for TJX Canada, the parent company of Winners. Read more...
The Great Canadian Horse Roundup Ambassador Program
For IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Horse Country Campground Partners with The Canadian Foundation For Animal Assisted Support Services.
The Great Canadian Horse Roundup corporate sponsorship program is your gateway to equine assisted charitable programs and activities for Canadians with disAbilities.
National Service Dog Oral Health Exam ProgramNews Image:
The AVDC Service Dog Oral Health Exam program is a philanthropic event provided to the Service Dog public by board certified veterinary dentists of the American Veterinary Dental College. If your Service Dog qualifies, it would receive a complimentary oral health screening exam in June to help identify any problems that may affect the dog's oral comfort and health. Read more...
“Underground railroad” brings dogs out of Afghanistan
When Jodi McMurray met Rabies, the stray dog had posted himself outside the gates of the Canadian Embassy in Kabul, mooching food and belly rubs off the soldiers and diplomats. Read more...
Animal Service Team Public Consultation Feedback is Now Available!Read more...
CÉRÉMONIE OFFICIELLE DE DÉVOILEMENT EN HOMMAGE AUX ANIMAUX EN TEMPS DE GUERREOTTAWA, 1 novembre 2012— Le Comité de reconnaissance de la contribution des animaux en temps de guerre est heureux d’annoncer le dévoilement officiel du monument dédié aux animaux en temps de guerre.
La cérémonie aura lieu à Ottawa (Ontario), au parc de la Confédération, le 3 novembre 2012, à 10 h 30.
La marraine honoraire, Mme Laureen Harper, sera accompagnée du président de la CCN, M. Russell Mills, du brigadier-général Matthew Overton, Chef adjoint-Personnel militaire, Forces canadiennes, du maire d’Ottawa, M. Jim Watson, d’anciens combattants et d’autres personnes de marque. La population est invitée à assister à la cérémonie.
M. Peter Chung, président exécutif du groupe Eminata, commanditaire principal, présentera le monument en compagnie de la sénatrice Yonah Martin et de M. Mark Broadhurst, directeur des affaires générales et de la politique publique chez Mars Canada inc.
Le fondateur d’Animaux en temps de guerre, Lloyd Swick, prononcera le discours inaugural et la musique centrale des Forces canadiennes assurera l’accompagnement musical. Des allocutions seront prononcées par trois jeunes Canadiens.
Des cavaliers de la GRC et leurs chevaux participeront à la cérémonie.
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Animals in War Dedication Official Unveiling CeremonyOTTAWA, November 1, 2012 --- The Animals in War
Dedication Committee is pleased to announce the official
unveiling of the Animals in War Dedication.
The unveiling ceremony will take place in Confederation Park,
Ottawa, Ontario, on November 3, 2012 at 10:30 a.m.
Honourary patron for the Animals in War Dedication, Mrs.
Laureen Harper, will be attendance. She will be joined by NCC
Chair, Russell Mills, Brigadier-General M.K. Overton, CD
Assistant Chief Military Personnel, Jim Watson, Mayor of the
City of Ottawa, war veterans, and other invited guests.
The public is invited to observe the ceremony.
Presenting Sponsor Dr. Peter Chung, Executive Chairman for
Eminata Group, will be joined by Senator Yonah Martin and Mr. Mark Broadhurst, Director, Public Affairs & Government Relations for Mars Canada Inc., to assist in the unveiling.
The ceremony will include opening remarks by AIW founder, Lloyd Swick, musical accompaniment by the Central Band of the Canadian Armed Forces, as well as a special presentation by three young Canadians.
The dedication unveiling ceremony will also be attended by RCMP riders and horses.
To request further information or to arrange for media coverage on site, please contact:
Shalindhi Perera 613 842-5139/ 613 601-7992 (cell) firstname.lastname@example.org
Veteran wins Ottawa memorial for animals in war.90-year-old Lloyd Swick's 3-year battle leads to unveiling at Confederation Park. Read more...
Academy of Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) Now on VideoInformational segment about the Academy of Equine Assisted Learning in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Visit us online at www.cartierequinelearningcenter.com for more information.
MARS INCORPORATED CONTRIBUTES TO ANIMALS IN WAR DEDICATION PROJECT
OTTAWA, September 19, 2012 -- The Animals in War Dedication Committee is very pleased to announce that Mars Incorporated has made a generous donation of $20,000 towards the creation of the Animals in War Dedication. Read more...
GIV to the Power of 3 – People! Pets! and Partners!When you give to The Major-General Lew MacKenzie Fund you are giving back to our Canadian Forces Members, Veterans, and Their Families. A Call to Action! Read more..
Animal Service Team Draft Standards Are Now Available for Public Consultation
Five-month Public Review for Drafted Animal Service Teams Standards is now open for comments from the General Public - the comments deadline is November 20, 2012 - Read more...
Tell Us About Your Inernational Assistance Dog Week 2012 Event
Assistance Dog Week is wherever you are. You, as an individual or part of an organization, are what make this annual event successful. Organize or take part in an event to educate people about and/or raise funds for assistance dogs. Read more...
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Call to Action Response – The True Patriot Love Foundation Helps Launch The Major-General Lew MacKenzie FundNews Image:
A Call to Action Response – The True Patriot Love Foundation Helps Launch The Major-General Lew MacKenzie Fund
Supporting our Canadian Forces Members, Veterans, and their Families through partnerships with companion and service animals is the purpose of The Major-General Lew MacKenzie Fund. Read more...
To access a text only version of the press release please click on the enclosed linkhttp://www.cf4aass.org/files/TPLFnd_MGLMFundMediaReleaseJune2012.txt.
The Department of Canadian Heritage Contributes to the Animals in War Dedication ProjectNews Image:
OTTAWA, June 26, 2012 --- The Animal in War Dedication Committee is pleased to announce that the Department of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages has agreed to support the Animals in War Dedication project with a $50,000 contribution. Read more...
Le Ministère du Patrimoine canadien et des Langues officielles contribue au projet Histoire d’animaux à la guerre
Dogs in the Park Service Dog SeminarNews Image:
Dogs in the Park is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Service Dog Seminar! Registration is $375 and will include lunch and refreshments for all three days. Read more...
Animals in War Dedication Project Announces the Appointment of Laureen Harper as Honourary PatronNews Image:
OTTAWA, April 17, 2012 -- The Animals in War Dedication Committee is pleased to announce the appointment of Laureen Harper as Honourary Patron.
Laureen Harper will be working with the A.I.W. Dedication Committee to ensure that war animals of all species will be remembered for many years to come. Read more...
Animals in War Dedication Project Press ReleaseNews Image:
OTTAWA, April 17, 2012 Press Release -- The Animals in War Dedication Committee is pleased to announce the official launch of our website. Please visit us online atwww.aiwdedication.ca for more information. Read more...
Force-Free Pet Industry Movement GrowsNews Image:
The leading international ‘force-free’ dog training and pet care organizations have joined forces under the Pet Professional Guild to better serve their members and the pet owning community. Read more...
News from The Natural ConnectionRead all about it...
Dreamcatcher Association News UpdateStories of Hope and HealingA Tribute to a Friend and Hero
by Eileen Bona M.Ed. Registered Psychologist Read more...
Veterans invited to screening of Spielberg's 'War Horse'
On behalf of DreamWorks Pictures, we are happy to extend the invitation for Canadian Veterans, Legion Members and currently serving military personnel to attend an advance screening of “War Horse” on November 16 in select cities across Canada.
Please call 1-416-596-3398 or email at:email@example.com to RSVP. For screening locations Read More...
National Association for Equine Facilitated Wellness (NAEFW) has arrived!News Image:
We are pleased to announce the formation of a new association; National Association for Equine Facilitated Wellness has arrived! NAEFW is a registered Non-Profit National Association that is committed to building a community of like-minded people who choose to work with horses in respectful relationships that honor the wisdom, healing and learning opportunities offered by horses. Read more...
AVIVA Community Fund Contest - The Human-Animal Bond Centre of Excellence
The Canadian Foundation for Animal Assisted Support Services and PIJAC Canada have entered the AVIVA Community Fund Contest to raise money to build a virtual conference centre to clultivate, connect, communicate, collaborate, and celebrate the Human-Animal Bond with people from around the world. You can help us build healtheir communities for people, pets, and partners (service animals) by placing 15 votes in 15 days and by spreading the word.Read more...
Our Military Legacy and Tribute – The Lewis MacKenzie FundThe Canadian Foundation for Animal Assisted Support Services is pleased to introduce our newest Patron Lewis MacKenzie, CM,O Ont,MSC and Bar, CD Major General (Ret'd.) The retired Major-General is the author of Peacekeeper: Road to Sarajevo and Soldiers Made Me Look Good: A Life in the Shadow of War and the recipient of the Vimy Award, which recognizes a Canadian who has made significant and outstanding contributions to the defence and security of our nation along with safeguarding our democratic values. In 2006, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada. Read more...
The Natural Connection Newsletter
The Natural Connection Newslette - Issue 2 - Volume 3 - Sept. 2011
Bulletin de La connexion naturelle - No. 2 - volume 3 - sept. 2011
ISAZ Waltham Collaborative Research Award
ISAZ and Waltham have partnered to create a collaborative grant program, with the goal of stimulating new research in the area of human-animal interactions, with particular interest in the role of pets in the lives of elders, pets enhancing healthy longevity, and the role of pets in the community. Read more...
The Dominic D’Arcy Talent Development Program
The Dominic D’Arcy Talent Development Program
Dominic is one of the Foundation's dedicated Patrons. His talent show is Sunday, Sept. 18th, 2011 - Read more...
By Helping a Girl Testify at a Rape Trial, a Dog Ignites a Legal DebateRosie, who comforts traumatized children and aided a teenager on the stand in a rape trial, outside the Dutchess County Courthouse in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., with Dale Picard.
By WILLIAM GLABERSON, Published: August 8, 2011 Read more...
By Helping a Girl Testify at a Rape Trial, a Dog Ignites a Legal DebateNews Image:
Rosie, who comforts traumatized children and aided a teenager on the stand in a rape trial, outside the Dutchess County Courthouse in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., with Dale Picard.
By WILLIAM GLABERSON, Published: August 8, 2011 Read more...
News from Debra SaumNews Image:
"The answers to life are simple: Always speak the truth, stand up for what you believe, act from your heart and don't over-think everything." Read more...
Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) Certified Facilitation TrainingCertified Facilitation Training
The First Nationally Recognized Certified Equine Assisted Learning, Building Block Program. Read more...
Navigate Youth RetreatDreamcatcher's ‘Navigate’ youth retreat is a 5 day therapeutic day-retreat intended to empower youth through self discovery. The August 2011 retreat is specifically designed as a starting point to help young people in grades 9 and 10 navigate the fast and furious realms of self-identity, healthy choices and relationships. Read more...
Equine Facilitated Leadership SymposiumNews Image:
The 2011 International Summit for Urban Animal Strategies is turning it's focus to Animal Health.News Image:
2011 Summit W5 ~ Focus on Animal Health
The International Summit for Urban Animal Strategies is being held in Eastern Canada in 2011.
WHO WILL GATHER: Thought leaders and visionaries from all four sectors of the Companion Animal Industry.
WHAT WILL THEY DISCUSS: Animal Health and Wellness in our communities.
WHERE WILL IT BE HELD: The beautiful Fairmont Chateau Montebello, Quebec
WHEN: 19 - 22 October 2011
June 09, 2011 One Arrow First Nation will be holding a Press ConferenceNews Image:
To proudly announce four reasons why Canada should step up, take notice and keep watching:
1) THE LEADING, First Nation COMMUNITY (nationally and internationally) to offer a personal growth and development program for every youth in the community to participate in, delivered through the school; a ground breaking commitment to the overall wellness to OneArrow First Nations. OneArrow EAL. Read more...
World Report on DisabilityThe World report on disability will be launched on 9 June 2011.Read more...
Equine Therapy Helps Veterans Deal With Post Traumatic StressOn a blustery April afternoon just outside of Rocky Mountain House, Brian Thompson walks blindfolded alongside a horse while his son Andrew helps both his dad and the horse navigate a small obstacle course. Read more
Working With Horses Can Teach You to Lead People
New leadership course at Kemptville Campus uses equine assistants
By Teresa Pitman
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
student leads Huggo during a new Kemptville Campus course called Leadership Through Equine-Assisted Discovery. Both Huggo and his human handlers learned to communicate respectively to each other during the week-long course. Photo courtesy Ruth Heney Read more
LEAD Program - The First University-Accredited Equine ProgramKemptville Campus L.E.A.D. Program
(Leadership through Equine-Assisted Personal Discovery) Read more...
Working Together for Success - Animal Jobs Direct and The Canadian Foundation for Animal Assisted Support Services
Animal Jobs Direct and The Canadian Foundation for Animal Assisted Support Services are partnering in a six month pilot project that will provide industry leaders and organizations connected with companion and working animals to access state of the art resources to find and/or post volunteer, career, and professional development opportunities worldwide. Read more...
Unforgettable Dog No words needed. View the video.
9th Annual Photo ContestNews Image:
Your Photos, Your Life, Your Animals
Send in any photos related to or including Horses, Dogs, Farming, Livestock, Animal Relationships, Human Companions, Rural Scenery, etc.
DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES into 2012 Planners is March 31, 2011 - Want to learn more or enter the contest...
Animal Welfare Charities and The CRAThe Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is in the midst of attempting to clarify its guidelines on how the more than 700 Canadian animal welfare charities can legally operate and continue to maintain their charitable status.Read more...
Lukas Getting to GuinnessNews Image:
GETTING TO GUINNESS The World Record That Almost Wasn't
How does an ex-race horse get into the 'Guiness Book of World Records' for "Most numbers recognized correctly by a horse in one minute"? Read more...
New ADA Revisions Limit “Service Animals” to Dogs.New ADA Revisions Limit “Service Animals” to Dogs.
Give a Boy a Dog
Unique aid for a local boy with Autism Rylee Carlson, with files from Sarah Richter, Global News: Saturday, January 8, 2011Unique aid for a local boy with Autism
Rylee Carlson, with files from Sarah Richter, Global News: Saturday, January 8, 2011