Canadian Intervention and Assistance Dogs
Canadian Intervention and Assistance Dogs

Welcome to CIAD

making a difference four paws at a time

CIAD provides quality service dogs that support veterans and first responders through their recovery.

At this time we are unable to accept applications for service dogs.
Please check back soon.

Our Mission

Positive healing.
Inclusive Support

Our Vision

Promoting the professional use of dogs as a therapeutic resource.

Creating positive relationships between people and their assistance dogs.

Core Values

Trust. Honesty. Health.

What can you expect from CIAD

Annual skills testing and
recertification of teams

90 day program for newly
matched teams

Training high caliber service dogs

Ongoing training support

Insurance for public access training and
continued coverage for the team
post pairing

If you would like to make a financial contribution or volunteer

Message from the Chair

Angela Arra

The Canadian Intervention and Assistance Dogs (CIAD) is a not-for-profit society that aims to pair veterans and first responders with service dogs as part of their healing and treatment plan.

CIAD was formed to help to bridge the gap between the need for high caliber service dogs and the low supply.  We know that to produce a top quality service dog, it takes time and dedication.

Get in touch

Volunteer. Contribute. Lend a Hand. Donate
There are many ways that you can help CIAD grow…by volunteering your time, talents or financial contributions to help us reach our goal of pairing service dogs with first responders.


 275 Rocky Lake Drive, Unit 9
Bedford, NS B4A 2T3