Pawds: ElderDog Chapters
Pawds Across Canada
Our goal for the growth of ElderDog Canada across the nation is to expand at a modest, sustainable rate. Key to this growth is the establishment of local chapters (Pawds) and regional nodes. A cluster of local Pawds will form a regional node.
Setting up a local Pawd can be an individual endeavour or a collaborative project shared by two or more interested people. Typically, starting a Pawd involves becoming a member of ElderDog, submitting a local growth plan consistent with ElderDog’s objectives, providing individual or shared leadership, recruiting and coordinating volunteers, fundraising, and carrying out planned activities.
My dear old dog, most constant of all friends.Croswell Doane
While each Pawd will reflect the uniquenesses of local community needs and interests, as well as the energies of those involved, Pawds across Canada are united by the ElderDog vision, mission, goals, and values.
To support the growth of Pawds across Canada and coherence within the organization, prospective Pawd leaders are provided with a start-up kit and mentored through the start-up process. Our goal is to foster a strong sense of community within the ElderDog organization. We do this through ongoing and open communication among Pawds and with the National Office.