Every dollar gets us closer to our $100,000 goal
This donation match is a rare opportunity to stretch your dollar even further in support of Canadian Families.
Every dollar donated before August 8th will have two times the impact, thanks to our generous partners at The Ward Family Foundation, The Canadian Tilling Foundation and the Estate of the Late George Levesque.
With your support, we can lay the foundation for the future growth and development of our programs and deliver on our ongoing commitment to empower Canadians to reach their full potential through our certified Service and Facility Dogs.
With your gift, the NSD Team will be able to work from a new, centrally located space in Kitchener, ON.
Our team will be within walking distance of essential community resources; such as public transit, city parks, shopping centres and seniors centres, making our dog and client training activities more efficient and enriching for everyone involved.
This space will allow us to capitalize on our team’s expertise and offer new training opportunities to our community including pet first aid courses, mental health and suicide interventions training and education around mental health, accessibility, PTSD and Autism.
The additional space will also make NSD more accessible to members of our community in the KW area and allow us to connect with them on a regular basis.
Twice the Impact!
NSD Quessa and NSD Nacho, Canine Assisted Intervention Dogs at Sheppard Public School
“There is a constant stream of individual children who are provided time with the dogs to address specific situations and needs. They are used as work/learning buddies, supports and motivators, calming opportunities, co-regulators, comfort resources and much more.
Our dogs were helpful not only for calming volatile behaviour and helping a child to regulate themselves – they were invaluable for supporting children with anxiety. On a regular basis, we have had a number of children who find it extremely difficult to enter school and their classroom. It never failed to amaze me how simply inviting the child to walk with one of the dogs to their classroom instantly broke the negative cycle of their emotional state and enabled them to not only begin their day of learning but to start it with a much more positive frame of mind. I know describing it as “magic” may sound like an exaggeration to a person who has not witnessed this firsthand, but again, I assure you in all sincerity, that it’s a scenario I have seen play out over and over again!”
~ Christy Webster, Principal, Sheppard Public School
Thank you to our Partners
Thank you to our partners who have made this dollar-matching campaign possible.
- The Ward Family Foundation
- The Levesque Estate
- The Canadian Tilling Foundation