What is the ABVMA relationship to Tails of Help?

Tails of Help has been created as a collaborative initiative between public community representatives and the ABVMA, as approved by the ABVMA Council in 2012. It is a charitable foundation registered as a corporation with the Alberta and federal governments in 2013, at arms-length from the ABVMA. The ABVMA has a majority stake in the foundation structure, and a majority position on the foundation board of directors, in order to ensure that the new organization is a secure long-term sustainable structure, with integrity and high credibility, and protect the reputation of the ABVMA. The foundation board of directors also includes public members who bring their skills, expertise, and experience to help develop an effective new organization, and to help further engage public participation and that of other community organizations, foundations, and corporations.