Wounded Warriors supports ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans and their families. Their support has allowed NSD to expand our PTSD program across Canada. Today over a dozen veterans are leading enriched lives as a direct result of Wounded Warriors generous support. With dozens more veterans in line to receive certified service dogs over the next few years we will have the resources we need to empower them to achieve their full potential thanks to Wounded Warriors.
Petland has been participating in our Paws for Autism Program every October since 2007. They have helped sponsor various children across the West Coast and won the Danielle Forbes Volunteer Award in 2011. Over the last nine years, Petland has raised over $350,000 for NSD.
Canadian Pet Expo
Canadian Pet Expo: National Service Dogs (NSD) is proud to partner with Canadian Pet Expo in providing Boost Child and Youth Advocacy Centre with a Facility Dog through NSD’s Canine Assisted Interventions Program (CAI). The University of Denver, found Canine Assisted Intervention therapy to be a “powerful therapeutic approach that can have multiple impacts, aiding in physical, social and emotional healing through a dynamic of relationship and connection with others.” CAI has been hailed as the “treatment of choice” by doctors and treatment centres alike. We are excited to bring this unique and cutting edge program to Boost. Together we will help hundreds of children through their Child Victim Witness Support Program.
Ontario Trillium Foundation
The Ontario Trillium Foundation helped support our 2013 capital project by providing NSD with $21,700 over one year to create an enhanced and more accessible office and training space for our staff and 400+ volunteers. The capital project includes repairs to the roof, soffits, fascia and trim, floor, and porch.
Journeys by Jerry Van Dyke
Journeys by Jerry Van Dyke has been supporting NSD since 2012. They are currently sponsoring one of our Certified Service Dogs for PTSD Teams and are helping to increase awareness of our organization through various marketing initiatives.
The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation (KWCF)
The KWCF works hard to improve the quality of life in Kitchener-Waterloo and area, now and for generations to come. Support from the KWCF played an integral role in establishing National Service Dogs’ Canine Assisted Intervention (CAI) program.
Bell True Patriot Love
National Service Dogs is proud to be a charity of choice for the Bell True Patriot Love Fund. Through our shared interest in supporting the health and well-being of veterans and their families we are working together to empower individuals to achieve their full potential. Each certified service dog for PTSD that is matched with a veteran will provide 24/7 support over the eight year working life of the dog. This consistent, calm presence promotes confidence and ensures our veterans will never walk alone as they transition into civilian life.
Charles H. Ivey Foundation
The Charles H. Ivey Foundation was founded by late Canadian businessman and humanitarian, Charles Herbert Ivey, and has been a firm supporter of National Service Dogs for the past 10 years. The Charles H. Ivey Foundation has helped NSD establish new programs and strengthen our capacity as a national charity.
The Alva Foundation
A private foundation based in Toronto, Ontario, The Alva Foundation’s vision and generosity played a paramount role in helping NSD establish our Canine Assisted Intervention program in 2013.
Green Shield Canada Community Giving Program
GSC supports the health and wellness of Canadian communities, with a focus on programs that enable access to health and social services for the most vulnerable members of our community. For this reason, Green Shield supports NSD’s Certified Service Dog program for children living with autism.
Service Club Partnerships:
- Waterloo District Masons
- Mason and Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament
- Order of the Eastern Star
- Kiwanis Club of Brampton
- Optimists International Canada