5-10% of the homeless population have dogs and/or cats, and in some areas of the country the rate is as high as 25%. Animal companionship has a positive effect on mental health, but not all shelters are able to accommodate both owners and their pets.
The Canadian Courage Project has made it our mission to specialize in providing help to shelters that are able to house youth as well as their furry companions. We hope to provide courage to homeless youth and their pets, and advocate for mental well-being for all.
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
From the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, The Canadian Courage Project focuses on the following goals: