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This page will be strictly for Canadian Service Dog Information.  It will be updated as I learn about the various laws for each province.

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Each province has it's own rules and regulations in Canada.  Unlike the States Canada does not have one governing rule or law that encompasses the whole country.  Instead they allow the provinces to control and regulate their own laws reguarding Service Dogs.  This can make things very confusing for people in Canada who are in need of a Service Dog or people visiting Canada.  I will try to post info for each province with links as the information comes to me.
 
The first link I will give is to one that gives a general explanation as to how each province comes up with their laws: 
 
The Canadian Provinces
 
As you can see here each province either makes up their laws using the Blind Persons’ Rights Act or Human Rights Acts.  If you look at the bottom of the page I provided a link to it also gives a link to each province and their rules and regulations.  Some of them have yet to be updated.  For the ones I know that need to be updated I will provide the links or the letter to show the updates.  Each Province where I could find Service Dog Programs I also provided the links.  If you wish to have your Service Dog Foundation link added to the list please contact me via the contact page with your foundation information.
 
The next are Federal links that might be of need or interest:
 
Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
 
Canadian Human Rights Act
 
 

Alberta
 
Alberta has a Service Dog Act that came into effect in 2009:
 
Here is a good link for questions reguarding the Service Dog Act:
 
Here are some other important links to Alberta information:
 
Human Rights, Citizenship, and Multiculturalism Act
 
Blind Persons Rights Act
 
 
Service Dog Training Facilities In Alberta:
 
 
 

British Columbia
 
The only links I have for the BC regulations are these few.  As I find more I will add them here so I can make sure this page is as up to date as possible.  BC is one of the provinces in Canada that does recognize Service Dogs for people with psych disabilities.
 
BC has a new Service Dog Act that they are considering.  Here is the link:
 
Guide Animal Act
 
Human Rights Code
 
 
Service Dog Training Facilities In BC:
 

Manitoba
 
The only links I have for the Manitoba regulations are these few.  As I find more I will add them here so I can make sure this page is as up to date as possible. Manitoba is one of the provinces in Canada that does recognize Service Dogs for people with psych disabilities.
 
The Service Animal Protection Act
 
Human Rights Code
 
 
New Brunswick
 
The only links I have for the NB regulations is these two.  As I find more I will add them here so I can make sure this page is as up to date as possible.
 
Human Rights Act

Newfoundland and Labrador
 
The only links I have for the Newfoundland and Labrador regulations are these few.  As I find more I will add them here so I can make sure this page is as up to date as possible.
 
Blind Persons Rights Act
 
Human Rights Code
 
 

Northwest Territories
 
The only links I have for the Northwest Territories regulations is these two.  As I find more I will add them here so I can make sure this page is as up to date as possible.
 
Human Rights Act

Nova Scotia
 
The only link I have for the Nova Scotia regulations are these few.  As I find more I will add them here so I can make sure this page is as up to date as possible.
 
Human Rights Act
 
Blind Persons Rights Act
 
 
Service Dog Training Facilities In Nova Scotia
 

Ontario
 
Ontario also has updated their rules and regualtions:
 
Human Rights Code
 
Blind Persons Rights Act
 
Ontarians With Disabilities Act
 
Accesability For Ontarians With Disabilities Act
 
The attached link and pictures are letters from the Ontario government going into more detail about some of their regulations.  Click on the picture to enlarge the latter so you can read it.  Ontario also recognizes Service Dogs for Psych Disabilities. 
 

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Service Dog Training Facilities In Ontario:
 
National Service Dogs - Trains Autism Support Dogs
 
Lions Foundation of Canada Dogguides
 
C.O.P.E Services Dogs
 
Canadian Service Dog Foundation
 
Golden Opportunity Assistance Dogs

Prince Edward Island
 
The only links I have for the PEI regulations is these two.  As I find more I will add them here so I can make sure this page is as up to date as possible.  PEI also recognizes Service Dogs for people with Psych Disabilities.
 
Human Rights Act

Quebec
 
The only links I have for the Quebec regulations Are these few.  As I find more I will add them here so I can make sure this page is as up to date as possible.
 
Handicapped in the Exercise of their Rights Act
 
Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms
 
 
Service Dog Training Facilities In Quebec:
 
MIRA
 
PACCK Foundation (Training and Providing Autism Suport Dogs)

Saskatchewan
 
The only links I have for the Saskatchewan regulations is these two.  As I find more I will add them here so I can make sure this page is as up to date as possible.
 
Human Rights Code
 
 
Service Dog Training Facilities In Saskatchewan
 

Yukon
 
The only link I have for the Yukon regulations are these two.  As I find more I will add them here so I can make sure this page is as up to date as possible.
 
Human Rights Act