OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH THE ASISTA FOUNDATION
Asista is a non-profit group based in Montreal Quebec that currently works in collaboration with the federal government to help veterans and mandate the standards for service dogs in Canada. Their mission is to provide service dogs for people that are dealing with mental health issues. The foundation’s primary goal is to maintain a therapeutic relationship between the individual and the dog to help them cope in difficult settings.
ASISTA is the only foundation in Quebec that exclusively offers certified service dogs for people with PTSD and we think that’s something to be proud of. ASISTA’s vision is based on matching the right dog with the right person. Their dogs come from shelters and are selected based on their traits.
WHY DOES NUTRIENCE SUPPORT THE ASISTA FOUNDATION?
When the foundation was established in April 2012, Nutrience by Rolf C. Hagen wanted to get involved and has been sponsoring ASISTA ever since.
Not only do they help those in need to find service dogs, but they go above and beyond by contributing to the on-going research for autism and PTSD with the help of the Canadian government to explore the unique bond between the individual and the canine.
The demand for these dogs is exceedingly high and is rising quickly. Despite the demand, Asista has been working hard to meet the needs for those who need it. Nutrience is very proud to work closely with this foundation, and we will continue to support Asista and find the perfect service dogs for those in need.
Find out more at www.asista.ca