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Program: DocuPet Reads

Contact Name: Savannah Vince, DocuPet Reads Coordinator

City: Kingston and Surrounding Area 

Province: Ontario

Phone: 1-855-249-1370 x 302

E-mail: savannah@docupet.com

Notes: DocuPet is a new affiliate of the unique R.E.A.D. literacy support program. With our growing presence in municipalities across Ontario we hope to grow our DocuPet Reads Program and team to be able to offer R.E.A.D. literacy support throughout the province and beyond!


Program: Ottawa Therapy Dogs R.E.A.D. Program

Contact Name: Julie Davies, R.E.A.D. Coordinator

City: Ottawa and the National Capital Region

Province: Ontario

Phone: 613-261-6834

Website: www.ireadwithdogs.ca

E-mail: julie@ireadwithdogs.ca

Notes: The unique R.E.A.D. literacy support program was introduced to schools and libraries in Ottawa and the National Capital Region by Chantel Hutter under the umbrella of Ottawa Therapy Dogs (OTD) in 2004. Since then, our R.E.A.D. program has grown to nearly twenty volunteer dog/handler teams working one-on-one with students in schools and libraries across the region. All of our teams are passionate, dedicated volunteers committed to improving literacy rates, one child, one dog and one book at time.


Organization: Pacific Animal Therapy Society (P.A.T.S.)

Program: "Paws and Tails" (On Vancouver Island) 

Website: http://patspets.ca/wordpress/.

Contact Name: Gary Walmsley

E-mail: gaw@uvic.ca

Notes: Our R.E.A.D. teams visit schools and libraries in many communities (on Vancouver Island, including the cities of Greater Victoria and Nanaimo, in British Columbia, Canada)



Contact Name: International R.E.A.D. Coordinator

Phone: 801-272-3439

E-mail: read@therapyanimals.org

Notes: For more information on registered R.E.A.D. teams or groups in this state, please contact the ITA office.


 
The ITA R.E.A.D. program is touching hearts across the nation. The following is a partial list of R.E.A.D. Affiliate Programs, Regional Workshops, and individual R.E.A.D teams. It is our hope that this list will help put R.E.A.D. teams in contact with programs and workshops in their area. If you would like to add your program to this list please send an email to the National R.E.A.D. Coordinator at the ITA office (read@therapyanimals.org).

States ending in
have programs hosting regional workshops. Also, many R.E.A.D. instructors are willing to travel. Please feel free to contact one of them about setting up a workshop specifically designed for your group.