In October 2016, Howard Bloom, PhD- Professor and Coordinator Child and Youth Care Program, Deborah M. Scharf, PhD- Research and Evaluation Services, and Garrett Hilborn - Research Analyst compiled the research report entitled "Implementation of the Sweet Charity Ambassador Dog Program in Simcoe County
District School Board: A Pilot Study".
Here is an exerpt from their report conclusion: "The results of this pilot program suggest that the Sweet Charity Ambassador Program
had a positive impact on the staff and students involved. In particular, students and staff
reported that the dogs helped create a welcoming and warm environment in the service
areas that they were located, and that they also helped improve student wellbeing
through reducing stress, anxiety and conflict". Read the rest of the research report by following this link:
Sweet Charity Ambassador Dog Program Final Research Report