The Canis Majoris Foundation is a non-profit
organization created in 2011 with the main purpose
of working in the field of functional diversity and
psychosocial risk of exclusion.
We envisage and carry out our work through
activities that comprehensively cover a
broad spectrum ranging from biomedical
research to dissemination, also through
assistance and training, with the main
goal of working in the non-difference
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To accomplish this mission, the Foundation is based on the
1. Comprehension of functional diversity and psychosocial
risk of exclusion as complex phenomena that require
2. Structuring our work through departments and
clearly defined program that are transversal and
subject to continuous assessment.
3. Fostering Synergies with other agencies
(public and / or private) also working in the field
of functional diversity and psychosocial risk of
4. To value human capital as the driving
force of our activities and prioritise their
training both in values and techniques.
5. Maintain a constant relationship with the various
institutions of civil society strengthening collaboration
and volunteering programs.
6. Transparency and dissemination of our ideas and work
through traditional and digital media.
Dr. Raúl Alelú-Paz, CEO of the Canis Majoris Foundation and Director of the Elena Pessino Gómez del Campo Neuroscience Laboratory, has been named Academician by the Illustrious Ramón y Cajal Academy of Health Sciences , which is granted to those professionals who have stood out for their merits in scientific and academic activities, knowledge or publications.
The Canis Majoris Foundation receives the “Best Foundation Project” award for its social commitment to research, training and involvement in healthcare issues. The Award was presented at the New York Awards Gala 2018 where awards were given to the 20 best companies or institutions in honor of the work carried out during the year, highlighting the excellence of leaders, organizations and companies on the international scene.
The Illustrious Ramón y Cajal Academy of Health Sciences, presents the Canis Majoris Foundation with the Medal of Health Merit in recognition of its excellent professional trajectory and noted prestige in the field of health. The Illustrious Ramón y Cajal Academy of Health -Sciences wished to lend value to the actions, often silent, of so many professionals who each day fulfill their role and stand out for their social commitment, ethical values and merits when contributing to the development of society in the health field.
The American electronic commerce and computer services company AMAZON has recognized the Canis Majoris Foundation as one of the reference entities in the field of functional diversity, thanks to the presentation of a project whose objective has been to increase coverage in the services of the Public Network of Social Attention to People with Disabilities of the Community of Madrid, through the acquisition of a Teckel puppy to be trained as an AAT therapy dog.
The financial entity recognizes the Canis Majoris Foundation as one of the reference entities in the field of functional diversity, thanks to the presentation of a project to develop a pioneering program “Integral Assisted Therapy: dogs, horses and raptor birds” aimed at children with ASD.