Notice to GDUC members and guide dog handlers.
As you may have heard the HRSO proposed standards for Animal Assisted Human Services are available for public consultation with the deadline of July 15th. The National Coalition of Guide and Service Dogs has already prepared accessible versions of the proposed standards for our use given that the Public consultation process was inaccessible. In addition, the Coalition has prepared a background document on some ideas for responding to the proposed standard. CNIB has done similarly.
If you would like copies of the documents prepared by the coalition and by CNIB for your review in the event that they assist you in preparing your own comments/responses to the proposed standard reach out to the GDUC Communications Committee by email. Or if you would like a copy of the accessible version of the Proposed standard prepared by the coalition contact the GDUC Communications Committee as well: firstname.lastname@example.org
The GDUC Board and members of the Coalition are hosting an information session for GDUC members or interested guide dog handlers on Wednesday, July 6th at 6:0pm Eastern (Toronto) time in order to provide everyone with additional information and strategies to consider. If you would like to attend send an email to the GDUC Communications Committee to have the Zoom Cloud Meetings link sent to you in order to join this information session: email@example.com