Help us build a strong Foundation to support Animal-Assisted Services across Canada!
The Canadian Foundation for Animal-Assisted Support Services (CFAS)'s One Health for People, Pets, and Partners initiative is seeking to build a new nationwide directory of services and programs to improve access to information and support for People, Pets, and Partners (animals in service).
This directory will consist of a comprehensive searchable database of animal-assisted support services and programs available within local communities. It will help to connect people with the resources they need to address their physical, social or mental health challenges and improve their quality of life. For many people these resources are a lifeline, help us increase and strengthen these lines and help us to spread the word of all the benefits the human-animal bond can provide!
In order for the directory to be current and relevant we need your support to be able to update it and add new features like a:
- searchable database (Proposed Features: search by geographic area, by age, types of services, types of disabilities and other identifiers like victim services, sectors e.g. social services, healthcare, corrections, and justice)
- account creation
- dashboard to bookmark your favourites
- updates and notifications
- real-time statistics
- ground breaking news announcements
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).