Service Dog
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SERVICE DOG ACQUISITION

OSI-CAN has a program created to provide financial aid to those who require the assistance of a service dog in overcoming the long term effects of Operational Stress Injuries / Occupational Stress Injuries / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other related issues.

Operational Stress Injury/Post Traumatic Stress sometimes comes with crippling fears and anxieties that make it impossible for them to go out in public. With the support of a service dog we can return this freedom to OSI/PTSD sufferers, and that spells RECOVERY.


Service dogs are used to ensure their handler’s safety and health. Additionally, they can restore the ability to perform routines and activities without incident or problem.

 

OSI-CAN provides financial aid for those who are in our target demographic. The acquisition and training cost per dog is approximately $25,000. 

 

OSI-CAN Target Demographic

The target demographic of OSI-CAN are but are not limited to: former and serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces, Allied Armed Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Frontline Protectors --- which include Municipal Police Services, CN Police Services, Emergency Medical Services, Fire Protection Services, Hospital Trauma personnel, Nurses, Social Workers, Coroners, Indigenous Emergency Management, Emergency Communications Specialist, Corrections Officers, “Volunteer” First Responders, Conservation Officers, Aboriginal Emergency Services personnel, Tow Truck drivers who clean up accident scenes and their spouses/partners. This demographic was chosen due to the commonality of experiences they share through the service they provide to the country and community. We have a special interest and support volunteer first responders as they are not eligible for programs such as Workers' Compensation.