About ICAN: The Indiana Canine Assistant Network (ICAN) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2001 that utilizes multiple prisons in the state of Indiana to train service dogs. These service dogs are then carefully paired with an individual living with a disability, ensuring their personality types and needs match up.
About ICAN at IU: We are a group of students with a mission to educate, fundraise and volunteer with ICAN. Our goal is to spread awareness on campus and within the Bloomington Community, as many individuals do not know basic service dog etiquette or about how the process in general works.
- Low Time Commitment: General members meet once per month for less than an hour with the goal to learn more about general service dog topics. So far, we have discussed how staring at service dogs is just as distracting as petting one and the difference between Emotional Support Animals, Therapy Dogs, and Service Dogs.
- Volunteer Opportunities: ICAN at IU provides our members with opportunities to go out into the community and help educate the public. We’ve attended an ICAN event and had volunteers working the Kelley School of Business destress event and plan to visit local elementary schools and nursing homes this semester!
- Leadership Positions: ICAN at IU offers tons of opportunities to hold a leadership role. We have several committees and executive positions in a variety of topics!
Callout Meeting: ICAN at IU will be hosting our Spring Callout Meeting on Thursday January 18th in Woodburn 101 at 7 pm.