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The Service and Therapy Animal Day Act
This is an unofficial version.
If you need an official copy, use the bilingual (PDF) version.

This version is current as of May 19, 2022.
It has been in effect since June 2, 2017, when this Act came into force.

C.C.S.M. c. S88

The Service and Therapy Animal Day Act

(Assented to June 2, 2017)

WHEREAS service animals provide important assistance to persons with a wide range of disabilities and impairments;

AND WHEREAS therapy animals offer social and emotional support in a variety of therapeutic settings and provide companionship to residents in hospitals, personal care homes and other care facilities;

AND WHEREAS there is a need to recognize the important work provided by service animals and therapy animals;

THEREFORE HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:

Service and Therapy Animal Day


In each year, May 20 is to be known throughout Manitoba as Service and Therapy Animal Day.

C.C.S.M. reference


This Act may be referred to as chapter S88 of the Continuing Consolidation of the Statutes of Manitoba.

Coming into force


This Act comes into force on the day it receives royal assent.