About the Delta Society
Delta Society Australia is a national not for profit organisation with one core belief: that the human animal bond can overcome anything.
LOVE, LOYALTY, DEVOTION, AFFECTION, ADORATION, DEDICATION
There is a special and indescribable kinship shared between dogs and people of all ages. Attention from a dog can brighten your day, make you feel loved and, as has been scientifically proven, improve your overall health and wellbeing.
The Delta Society’s work focuses on using that bond to comfort the sick in hospitals and aged care facilities, develop more confident children, teach children about dog safety, and promote reward based training methods to develop happy and contented pets.
Our Mission is…
…to promote and facilitate positive interaction between people and companion animals.
Our vision for the future is….
… to be recognised as the national leader in animal assisted therapies and positive, reward-based approaches to companion animal training.
Currently, Delta delivers on its mission and vision through four core activities:
- The Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services - Canine Good Citizen
- The Delta Dog Safe Program
- The Delta Therapy Dogs program
- The Delta Classroom Canines program
HISTORY AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
Delta Society Australia began its work in Australia in August 1997.
It is a registered charity in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and the ACT.
Delta was granted Public Benevolent Institution and deductible gift recipient status by the Australian Tax Office in the financial year 2000-2001, based on its health promotion and education programs. It is income and fringe benefits tax exempt and all donations to the Society over $2 are tax deductible.
The Society operates on a corporate governance model, with a Chairman and a Board of Directors. Under its constitution no director may receive a fee or any financial reward (other than out of pocket expenses). If there is a surplus at the end of any financial year it must be used to maintain and expand the activities of the Society.
The Delta Society relies heavily on volunteers, and has a small staff in its Sydney office:
Hollee Curran – General Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
Liz Woodward – Coordinator/Administrative Officer: email@example.com
Aileen Massey – Finance Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Veronica Robertson – National Marketing and Fundraising Manager: email@example.com
Click here to meet the Board of Delta.