Program Results

Participation At the Glenrose in the Fun and Fitness program, the AAT program increased the attendance in the optional program by 20%. Mood Improvement At the Glenrose Cognitive Impairment Unit, we found that after the AAT sessions the clients showed improvement in the following areas: 25% increase in enjoyment 24% increase in contentment 22% increase…

Rainbow Bridge

Unfortunately all good things must eventually come to an end. Â Some of our past volunteers have passed over the Rainbow Bridge, but they are not forgotten. Â We thank them for their dedicated service and hope they continue to bring joy and happiness in spirit! Just this side of heaven is a place called…

Toby

This page is dedicated to Toby, a beautiful Chesepeake Bay Retreiver who, with the help of his loving owners Charmaine and Chris, overcame many struggles to provide unconditional love and kindess to those around him. Toby began volunteering for Chimo AAT with his owner Charmaine Hammond in 2007. Toby and Charmaine dedicated four years to…

Therapist Forms

Therapist Request Form – To request a volunteer team (volunteer and therapy animal), please complete this form with the details of what you are ideally looking for, and submit to our Program Coordinator. Therapist Request Form – Do you have any comments about your current volunteer team and the AAT occurring at your facility? Please…

Press

The following are links to news articles regarding Chimo AAT: New report outlines ways to better support U of A students’s mental health, Global News Edmonton, October 9, 2013 University of Alberta to beef up mental health programs, Metro Edmonton, October 10, 2013 Alberta experts leading research on fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, CBC News.ca, March…

Chimo Overview

Impy and MarthaChimo Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) is an innovative not-for-profit initiative that assists in the development, planning, and implementation of AAT at a wide variety of facilities. Many individuals have seen the benefits of Animal-Assisted Therapy when a motivated therapist brings their own animal in to help their clients. At Chimo AAT, we strive to…

Our Volunteers

We are proud to share the following information on a handful of our volunteers who are willing to be posted on our website. Deb & Levi: Hi, I’m Levi!  My mom has volunteered at Chimo since 2006, but I only started in 2012.  Before me mom had Donovan, who was awesome!  I’m also a Golden…