About the President of the Canadian Institute of Animal-Assisted Interventions
Esther Delisle is an author with a Ph.D. in political science. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/esther-delisle-ph-d-678953163/)
In 2004, she became a certified animal-assisted therapist.
She has worked with people with Alzheimer's, dementia, mental retardation and with people in palliative care (end of life).
She implemented two programs of animal-assisted learning in 3 elementary schools in Montreal. Based on that experience, she co-wrote an article published in the magazine Childhood Education International (2012).
She sat for many years on the board of the Corporation des zoothérapeutes du Québec (Quebec Corporation of Animal-Assisted Therapists.)
She also participated in many international conferences on the topic of Human-Animal interactions.
She gave a presentation at the 14th triennial conference of IAHAIO (Paris, 2016)
She gave three presentations at the Second International Conference on Innovations in Animal-Assisted Therapy (Jerusalem 2013).
She is inviting you to share her journey.
To educate and inform about Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAI) and present its most innovative and original programs in Canada and worldwide.
We welcome practitioners of AAI, animal lovers and people who are just curious.