AURORA, ON, April 23, 2018 /CNW/ - The Royal Canadian Legion - Ontario Provincial Command (RCL-OPC) will announce a partnership that will see Wounded Warriors Canada's PTSD Service Dog program expand within the Province of Ontario.
The RCL-OPC will provide $225,000 to fund ten PTSD Service Dogs who will be paired with ill and injured Veterans and their families in Ontario. This announcement follows the recent news that the Canadian General Standards Board has withdrawn its intent to produce a National Standard of Canada for Service Dogs.
When: Thursday, April 26th
Time: 1:00 pm ET
What: PTSD Service Dog Partnership Announcement
Where: The Royal Canadian Legion, Ontario Provincial Command, 89 Industrial Parkway North Aurora, ON
Representatives: WWC Executive Director and National Program Director, The Royal Canadian Legion Ontario Command Provincial President, Provincial Poppy Chairman, Provincial Executive Director, Veterans, Service Dog providers and PTSD Service Dogs
ABOUT WOUNDED WARRIORS CANADA:
Wounded Warriors Canada is a national mental health charity whose mission is to honour and support Canada's ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans, First Responders and their families. The organization provides a wide range of programs and services for individual members and families affected by Operational Stress Injuries. As a privately funded charity, the organization is made possible thanks to the care, compassion and generosity of Canadians and Canadian businesses from coast-to-coast-to-coast.
For more information please visit: www.woundedwarriors.ca
ABOUT THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION, ONTARIO PROVINCIAL COMMAND:
The Royal Canadian Legion, Ontario Provincial Command is committed to making a difference in the lives of Veterans and their families, providing essential services in our communities, and remembering the men and women who sacrificed for our Country. We are a not for profit organization that relies on fundraising for our programs by hard working volunteer members and Ladies Auxiliaries at the Branch, Zone, District and Provincial levels as well as the generosity of the public who provide assistance through donations to the Poppy Fund.
For more information please visit: www.on.legion.ca
SOURCE The Royal Canadian Legion, Ontario Provincial Command
For further information: MEDIA CONTACTS : Carolyn McCaul, Royal Canadian Legion, Provincial Public Relations Officer, Email: [email protected]; Matthew Wocks, Director of Communications, Phone: (647) 572-4627, Email: [email protected]