PIJAC Canada has been inspired by the Pets in the Classroom grants program for many years now. Since its establishment in 2011, the Pets in the Classroom grant program by the Pet Care Trust has awarded over 144, 895 grants to classrooms across the United-States and Canada. In the 2018-2019 school year alone, 25, 550 grants were awarded. This was the largest number of grants awarded in a single year!

PIJAC Canada members can support their community schools

We encourage our members to consider getting involved in the Pets in the Classroom program, just like PetSmart Canada, Petland Canada Inc. and Zoo Med Laboratories have.  Your involvement can help share the joy of pets with schools across the country. There are many ways to get involved!

The Pets in the Classroom program accepts support any amount:

$100 can provide one classroom with a pet and needed supplies,
$250 can support two classrooms for two schools’ years
$500 can bring over 150 students the joy of animal companionship.
Sponsor your favourite classroom – If you know a specific teacher or school that wants to participate in the program, you can help make that a reality!
Share supplies? You can do that too! Any contribution helps to make a difference in the life of students through the joy of pets.

For more information on how to get involved, do not hesitate to reach out to information@pijaccanada.com. You can also learn more about the Pets in the Classroom grant program by visiting www.PetsintheClassroom.org.