Centre for Rehabilitation Engineering and Technology that Enables (CREATE)

Initiative for Canine Performance and Health

The BCIT Initiative for Canine Performance and Health collaborates with its partners to improve the safety and welfare of police dogs and handlers, and their communities.

Police dogs are invaluable partners in the fight against organized crime, assisting in drug seizures, and working with Integrated Border Enforcement. Dog and handler teams perform dangerous work to keep communities safe, whether tracking suspects, detecting explosives, or rescuing disaster survivors with Emergency Response Teams.

Projects recognize the demands placed on police dogs, and work to prevent injury and improve rehabilitation through innovative sports medicine-based treatments, and to share results with researchers worldwide. Project benefits include:

The Vancouver Police Foundation generously contributed $100,000 in 2006 to fund development of a computer model for biomechanics tests. Please join our proud community of supporters.

For information on the Centre's initiatives, please contact :
Dr. Silvia Raschke, Project Leader, BCIT Applied Research
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC Canada V5G 3H2

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