- Subaru Canada becomes signature sponsor of the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog program
- Since 1992 the Therapy Dog Program has been helping those in need across Canada
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 22, 2016 /CNW/ - Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) is thrilled to announce a new partnership with the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program. As the program's Signature Sponsor, Subaru will help support this valuable service that pairs trained Therapy Dog teams with those in need. As a result of this partnership Subaru hopes to continue to raise awareness, provide support and help the Therapy Dog Program continue to grow and extend its reach.
From its roots as a pilot project in Peterborough, Ontario, the program has grown exponentially over the past 24 years and today nearly 3,000 Therapy Dog teams reach thousands in need annually. Whether offering comfort and companionship to seniors, to calming and reassuring patients during treatment, to helping relieve exam stress on college and university campuses or assisting at-risk youth and children with special needs, these canine companions offer a unique therapeutic experience.
"We are truly grateful for Subaru's support of our Therapy Dog Program," says Allan Smith, St. John Ambulance National Office CEO. "As a charity, we rely on corporate partnerships to enable us to continue the services provided by our volunteers in communities across Canada."
"The Therapy Dogs program strives to assist others in an inclusive and non-judgemental manner," says Joe Felstein, Director of Marketing for Subaru Canada, Inc. "It embodies the core values of caring and community that resonate with both Subaru as a brand and the entire family of Subaru owners."
Subaru Canada looks forward to supporting these important community initiatives as the program continues to grow.
About Subaru Canada, Inc.
Subaru Canada, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, the company markets and distributes Subaru vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of 92 authorized dealers across Canada. For more information, please visit www.subaru.ca or www.pr.subaru.ca or follow @Subaru_Canada on Twitter.
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