Launch of "Wear it for Joy" Fundraiser

Published on May 10, 2021

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Cornwall, ON – The Cornwall Police Service (CPS), in partnership with Victim Services of S.D.G.&.A. and Koala Place, are pleased to announce the launch of the “Wear it for Joy” campaign.

In 2019, Joy, a five-year-old female Chocolate Labrador/Bernese mix was introduced to our community as an accredited facility dog through National Service Dogs. Since Joy was a puppy, she has undergone extensive training to prepare her to provide physical, social and emotional healing for the individuals she interacts with. Additionally, she has been trained to offer and enhance feelings of safety and well-being to individuals who have undergone any form of stress or trauma.

“Joy is an important member of the Cornwall Police Service, who provides emotional support to those who need it most,” said Danielle Lauzon, Property/Exhibit Manager and Quartermaster for the CPS, in addition to being Joy’s primary handler. “Whether it is during a police interview or after a traumatic event, Joy has been there and continues to be there for our community.”

In order to continue to support Joy and her services, the CPS, Victim Services of S.D.G.&A. and Koala Place have initiated a “Wear it for Joy” fundraiser to help raise money towards Joy’s training, insurance, medical food and anything else she may require during her 10-year career.

Members of the public are invited to purchase a hooded sweater or t-shirt with the “Wear it for Joy” insignia. Numerous colour options and sizes are available, including both adult and youth sizes. The sweaters can be purchased for $27.00-$28.00 and the t-shirts can be purchased for $16.00-$17.00, with all proceeds going towards supporting Joy.

To request a sweater or t-shirt, members of the public can click here or email Joy to request more information.

The CPS, Victim Services of S.D.G.&A. and Koala Place would like to thank anyone who makes a purchase for their assistance in helping Joy to continue to be such an integral support to members of our community.  

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