Introduction to the Survey

About Us
The Canadian Foundation for Animal-Assisted Support Services (CFAS) endeavours to inspire, promote, and sustain the innovation, coordination, and integration of exceptional Animal-Assisted Services (AAS) within Canada's healthcare, social services, justice, corrections, and voluntary sectors in order to build a healthier, safer, and barrier-free Canada with people, pets, and partners (animals in service).  For more information please visit - www.cf4aass.org. 

Understanding the consumer perspective
For the purpose of this survey consumers may be any one of the following:

  • Individuals  with service dogs
  • Owner-handlers
  • Parents of children/youth with service dogs
  • Caregivers/supports for individuals with service dogs
  • Individuals and/or families interested in getting a service dog 
The survey is intended to capture lived experiences of those with service dogs, the process of acquiring a service dog and how either of these scenarios or both have impacted your lives and where applicable the lives of those closest to you. Responses will help inform ways in which CFAS can best support service dog teams and those closest to them.
 
Your voices and contributions toward this research matters and respondents will remain anonymous. Participation in the survey  is voluntary, however, questions marked with an asterisk (*) require a response.  The data collected will be analyzed on a group basis. The final Canadian Service Dog Industry Study will include a summary of findings which will be shared on the CFAS’ website. The website link will be provided once the publication is available.  

Timeline: 
The survey is estimated to take 15 minutes to complete and will be available until May 29, 2020.
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