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Our Programs & Projects

Promoting Quality

Connecting the Dots

Filling Gaps

Engaging Stakeholders

The Foundation {CFAS} was founded to identify and fill industry sector gaps, address relevant systemic barriers, and connect the dots to establish and preserve a seamless national credibility chain to better serve Canadians with disabilities and others with daily living challenges, to ensure consumer satisfaction, the health and welfare of the animals, and public safety.

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Sustainable Development - A Call to Action

Become a Social Impact Ambassador

Host Industry Sector Conferences

Event planning, organizing, and debriefing following a special event. 

Research and Development (RD)

Sponsor R&D projects to foster the development of Canada's first National R&D Consortium.  

Outreach and Education 

Stimulate Learning Communities through knowledge brokerage and curation to inform-industry sector initiatives.

Support our Troops, Veterans, Front-line Workers, & First Responders

Garner support, awareness, and giving opportunities. 

Re-Imagining Canada's National Directory of AAHS

Your support will help us create a new, more robust, informative, and searchable digital directory for easier access to AAHS across Canada. Read All About It...

Canada's Virtual AAHS Centre of Excellence

Unite AAHS stakeholders and beneficiaries to identify core values and shared priorities while establishing National Standards of Canada (impartial best practices) in the spirit of cooperation and solidarity. 

Advocacy, Public Policy, and Public Safety

Recognize and celebrate Animal-Assisted Human Services across Canada.

Building Consensus through the Development of National Standards of Canada {NSC}

Canada's First Published NSC for Animal-Assisted Human Services {AAHS}

Public Consultation Quotes

Thank you for doing this work.
I appreciate the importance of the common language and definitions provided.
This is very important to ensure that the field develops as a profession.
It is exciting to see these standards being built and put in place. I was involved in the early stages of this goal, and it is nice to see it coming together.
My main concern is the welfare of the animals.
I appreciate the time and effort that has gone into developing the standard and would like to thank everyone on the committee, especially HRSO and CFAS, for your leadership.

Other Ways to Make a Difference

Corporate Sponsorship & Employee Supported Volunteerism

"Companies that support the volunteering efforts of their employees experience lower staff turnover rates. Research indicates that 80% of employer-supported volunteers believe that group volunteering strengthens their relationships with colleagues. It also helps individuals learn new skills." Volunteer Canada 

Sponsorship Opportunities 

  • Let us know what you have in mind
  • Involvement in projects
  • Event planning and management
  • Fundraising 
  • IT and administrative support
  • Marketing and branding
  • Public speaking and public relations
  • Strategic and business planning 

The Corporate Advantage

  • Increased visibility 
  • Match philanthropic interests
  • Promote employee payroll giving
  • Create socio-economic value 
  • Enhance internal morale
  • Become a SMART Ambassador

Pro Bono & In-kind Time and Talents

Please don't hesitate to get in touch to let us know how you would like to put your time and talents to work to foster One Health for People, Pets, and Partners. 

How to Volunteer 
For more information or to submit your CV and expression of interest, please email us at volunteer@cf4aass.org.