NEWS AND EVENTS

NATIONAL OUTREACH

AUDEAMUS is a member on the Canadian General Standards Board and is looking forward to the creation of the first ever National Standard for Service Dogs in Canada.

AUDEAMUS empowers the Eagle’s Nest Youth Ranch project with our Therapy / service dogs.  Eagle’s Nest Youth Ranch provides a therapeutic group living environment for 116 of Saskatchewan’s vulnerable youth who are experiencing social, emotional, and behavioural difficulties.  The program provides 24-hour care, supervision, counselling, and education.  A holistic and developmental approach is used to meet the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs of the residents. ENYR

INTERNATIONAL OUTREACH

AUDEAMUS is currently working in collaboration to assist the Hero’s Companion program established on our first mission - August 2015.  Hero’s Companion is a not-for-profit project which aims to pair high quality trained service dogs with veterans of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and Ukrainian volunteer battalions who continue to struggle with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other invisible and visible injuries inflicted by time spent in combat operations.  These veterans usually suffer from PTSI, mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI), Mobility, Hearing or visual Impairment.  Our memorandum of understanding is a 5 year affiliation.  So far AUDEAMUS has participated in 3 different deployments, our next mission is scheduled for Sept 2016.  We are currently working on providing a seeing-eye dog with an explosive ordnance technician who lost eyesight on his last mission. Hero’s Companion

AUDEAMUS is currently developing an affiliation with France’s Special Forces in developing a service dog program of their own.

RESEARCH & EVALUATION

AUDEAMUS incorporates a proficient research and evaluation committee and programs undertaken by AUDEAMUS are supported by ongoing research and evaluation.  The approach is taken not only to continuously monitor outcomes but also to contribute to the academic field of animal assisted interventions.  In this way others may take advantage of our work and experience.

Where AUDEAMUS is working with children and youth a combined qualitative / quantitative research design is being utilized.  A neurosequential brain mapping metric combined with qualitative methods provides continuous feedback on individual progress and program effectiveness.  Our intention is to publish our results.

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