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.


Local Chapters

Nova Scotia

Dartmouth East
dartmoutheastldr@elderdog.ca
Tanya Ozard (Pawd Leader)

Halifax
halifaxldr@elderdog.ca
Tanya Ozard (Pawd Leader)

Kings County
kingsldr@elderdog.ca
Nancy Armstrong (Pawd Leader)

Central Nova
info@elderdog.ca
(contact)

Lunenburg County
lunenburgldr@elderdog.ca
Karen Lewis (Pawd Leader)

Strait Area
straitarealdr@elderdog.ca
Lyn Thorne (Pawd Leader)

CBRM (Cape Breton Regional Municipality)
cbrmldr@elderdog.ca

Newfoundland & Labrador

St. John’s Metro
elderdogstjohnsmetroldr@gmail.com
Gail Wideman (Pawd Leader) 

New Brunswick

Fredericton
frederictonldr@elderdog.ca
(contact)

Saint John
saintjohnldr@elderdog.ca
Cyndi Joudrey (Pawd Leader)

Moncton
monctonldr@elderdog.ca
Genevieve
(Pawd Leader)

Prince Edward Island

PEI
elderdogpeirh@gmail.com
Ruth Beck & Lynne Craddock (Pawd Co-leaders)

Ontario

Ottawa
ottawaldr@elderdog.ca
Kim Lefebvre (Pawd Leader)

Kingston
kingstonldr@elderdog.ca
Amanda Gilbert (Pawd Leader)

East Toronto
elderdogeastto.rehoming@gmail.com
Lisa Lee (Rehoming Coordinator)

Metro West Toronto
elderdogwesttorldr@gmail.com
Vanessa Markov (Pawd Leader)

Guelph
guelphldr@elderdog.ca
Sue Wilson (Pawd Leader)

Halton
haltonldr@elderdog.ca
Terri Hall (Pawd Leader)

Kitchener-Waterloo
elderdogkw@gmail.com
Jennifer Goodwin (Pawd Leader)

Peterborough
peterboroughldr@elderdog.ca
Catherine Ducharme (Pawd Leader)

Alberta

Calgary
calgaryldr@elderdog.ca
Janet Peterson (Pawd Leader)

Edmonton
edmontonldr@elderdog.ca
Tammy Fulton (Pawd Leader)

British Columbia

Van City
elderdogvancouverldr@gmail.com  
(contact)

Ridge Meadows
ridgemeadowsldr@elderdog.ca
Linda Osada (Pawd Leader)

Victoria
victorialdr@elderdog.ca
Judy Duncan & Kathy Talmann
(Pawd Co-Leaders)

Sunshine Coast
sunshinecoast@elderdog.ca
Kira Sufalko (Pawd Leader)

Nanaimo
nanaimoldr@elderdog.ca
Debbie Kandert (Pawd leader)

Comox Valley
comoxvalleyldr@elderdog.ca
Carol Tyson (Pawd Leader)

Kamloops
kamloopsldr@elderdog.ca
Darlene Snellen (Pawd Leader)

Okanagan
elderdogthomokanldr@gmail.com
Jennifer Wilson (Pawd Leader)

South Fraser Pawd
southfraserldr@elderdog.ca 
Mandy Leach (Pawd Leader)

Sooke-Westshore
sookewestshoreldr@elderdog.ca 
Jacqui Whiteway (Pawd Leader)