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A collection of Animal Memories from inmates at 5 correctional institutions across 3 regions of Canada is now available in a magazine format! This national Kickstarter project was a collaborative effort of the Citizen Advisory Committee, Correctional Service Canada, and the Universities of Saskatchewan and Regina. The goal is to raise awareness about the many benefits of the human-animal bond or connection by:
1. Profiling human-animal bond research evidence and several animal-assisted interventions in CSC institutions, and
2. Inviting inmates to share animal memories including stories of personal experience, artwork, photos and poetry.
The on-line magazine is available here.
Additional submissions not in the magazine are available here.
Read the news release here.
Voluntary consent was secured for the use of all photos and submissions by participants in this publication.