Thank You Spartan Delta Corp for their $15,000 donation

On Thursday, November 3rd, CVSDU president Sgt. (retd.) Dwayne Sawyer attended Spartan Delta Corp. in Calgary, AB to receive a generous $15,000 donation.  Dwayne spoke to a packed house, describing his career in the Armed Forces, highlighting several deployments and his subsequent journey with PTSD. Attendees were shown how having a dog like Nala (who was in attendance) has helped him, and many other veterans and first responders like him, with their day to day living.The amazing folks at Spartan Delta Corp. didn’t stop at their planned donation though; after the presentation they gifted Dwayne with custom beds for both Rex and Nala, adorned with each organizations’ logo and the dog’s names, AND collected another $1000 in donations!THANK YOU Spartan Delta Corp. for the warm welcome and for supporting our veterans and first responders; continued support from both corporate and private donors are what makes groups like the CVSDU possible. We look forward in working with Spartan for years to come!

A big thank you as well to Gibbs Media for the images from the event.


We are thrilled to announce that Sparta Delta Corp decided to give an ADDITIONAL $15,000 for the 2023 year!

Another Wonderful Sponsor!


Royal Canadian Navy Benevolent FundOn Friday, April 14th, the CVSDU received some amazing news.  The Royal Canadian Navy Benevolent Fund (RCNBF) informed us that they would be giving us a $25k grant to support the acquisition of puppies so we can provide service dogs to injured Naval Veterans.

The RCNBF promotes the wellbeing of the naval community to enrich the lives of sailors, veterans, and their families.  The RCNBF Community Support Program assists eligible organizations that support clients having a direct link to the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), and is entirely dedicated to services, programs and projects that support the naval community.

Read more about the fund and the causes they support here:

This $25K grant will help the CVSDU’s Puppy Program to purchase and train 2 dogs, with the goal to eventually providing two injured Naval Veterans with service dogs.

It’s with continued support from invested community partners such as the RCNBF that the CVSDU can do what we do; provide trained service dogs and ongoing support to injured veterans and first responders.

THANK YOU to the Royal Canadian Navy Benevolent Fund!