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 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.
Our mission is to inspire hope and contribute to the continuous well-being and recovery process of Veterans and Front Line Protectors across Canada.
We seek to empower and encourage them to strive for recovery through peer and professional support while creating greater public awareness.
We at OSI-CAN do not see PTSD or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as a Disorder, we see it as an Injury you can recover from. If you are suffering from the symptoms of an Occupational or Operational Stress Injury, then a PTSD or PTSI diagnosis is not required to get our help