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
info@elderdog.ca
(contact)

Halifax
elderdog.hfxpawd1@gmail.com
Tanya Ozard (Pawd Leader)

Kings County
elderdogkingspawdldr@gmail.com
Nancy Armstrong (Pawd Leader)

Central Nova
info@elderdog.ca
(contact)

Lunenburg County
elderdoglburgldr@gmail.com
Karen Lewis (Pawd Leader)

Southwest Nova
elderdoglburgldr@gmail.com
(contact)

Strait Area
elderdogstraitarea@gmail.com
Lyn Thorne (Pawd Leader)

CBRM (Cape Breton Regional Municipality)
elderdogcbrm@gmail.com

Newfoundland & Labrador

St. John’s Metro
elderdogstjohnsmetroldr@gmail.com
Gail Wideman & Rhonda Brophy (Pawd Co-leaders) 

New Brunswick

Fredericton
elderdogfredericton@gmail.com
Riley Loughead (Pawd Leader)

Saint John
elderdogsaintjohnldr@gmail.com
Kris Trotter (Pawd Leader)

Prince Edward Island

PEI
elderdogpei@gmail.com
Ruth Beck & Tonya Dick (Pawd Co-leaders)

Ontario

Ottawa
elderdogottawa@gmail.com
Kim Lefebvre (Pawd Leader)

Kingston
elderdogygk@gmail.com
Amanda Gilbert (Pawd Leader)

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

Metro West Toronto
elderdogwesttorldr@gmail.com
Nicki Cunningham (Pawd Leader)

Guelph
elderdogguelph@gmail.com
Sue Wilson (Pawd Leader)

Halton
elderdoghaltondcs@gmail.com
Terri Hall (Pawd Leader)

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

Peterborough
elderdogptboldr@gmail.com
Catherine Ducharme (Pawd Leader)

Collingwood
info@elderdog.ca
(contact)

Alberta

Calgary
elderdogcalgaryvolcoordinator@gmail.com
Janet Peterson (Volunteer Coordinator)

Edmonton
elderdogedmontonldr@gmail.com
Tammy Fulton (Pawd Co-leader)
edmontonrehome@gmail.com
Kim Chivilo (Pawd Co-leader)

British Columbia

Vancouver
elderdogvancouverldr@gmail.com
Tanya Ozard (contact)

Ridge Meadows
elderdogmrpmvc@gmail.com
Marie Robson (Volunteer Coordinator)

Victoria
elderdogvictorialdr@gmail.com
Judy Duncan & Kathy Talmann
(Pawd Co-Leaders)

Sunshine Coast
elderdogsunshinecoastldr@gmail.com
Kira Sufalko (Pawd Leader)

Nanaimo
elderdognanaimoldr@gmail.com
Sharon Speevak (contact)

Comox Valley
elderdogcvldr@gmail.com
Carol Tyson (Pawd Leader)

Kamloops
elderdogkamldr@gmail.com
Carol McKay (Pawd Leader)

Okanagan
elderdogthomokanldr@gmail.com
Tianna Smidt (Pawd Leader)