Françoise Callamand-Mayer is a graduate of the Cégep de La Pocatière in Zootherapy Intervention Strategies, she is a member of La Corporation des Zoothérapeutes du Québec (CZQ). Childhood educator for 20 years, she is a graduate of the Cégep de Sainte-Foy in Special Education and a member of RITMA.
Zoothérapie de L’Ouest offers creative, supervised, structured and safe workshops based on the specific objectives of its clients.
Trained in Leadership facilitated by the Horse of the Namasté stables and the Lombrette stables, Françoise offers double wellness services to her clients with her horses
Françoise Callamand-Mayer has been a member of the Corporation des Zoothérapeutes du Québec since 2018. She has also been a member of the Administrative Committee since July 2020.
Françoise spent her childhood in the south of France, on the shores of the Mediterranean sea. Her passion for horses began in the heart of the Camargue. She will travel all her youth on several continents. After studying business, she decided to settle in Quebec with her family in 1999.
She graduated from the Cégep de La Pocatière in Zootherapy Intervention Strategies. Her company Zoothérapie de L’Ouest is located in the West Island of Montreal. Françoise has been evolving in the world of early childhood for more than 20 years as an educator. A graduate in Specialized Education, she focuses in language stimulation and animal-assisted reading. She is also a presenter of Storytelling Hours in libraries. Trained in Equine-Facilitated Leadership, she offers workshops based and centered on the well-being of her clients in the company of her horses. She is a fan of yoga and meditation. She defines herself as a being passionate about her job, which favors harmony and respect for the relationship between animals and humans.
Françoise Callamand-Mayer offers her services to daycare centers, elementary schools, CEGEP, CHSLD, retirement homes and other institutions. Her clientele of all ages consists of children, young adults, adults and seniors for whom she will be happy to come. The regions served are West Island of Montreal and its surroundings.
This is an intervention led by a professional Zootherapist, accompanied by a trained and selected animal who will be the intervention animal partner for people in difficulty. The objective is to improve psychological, physical, emotional, cognitive or social well-being according to the needs of the client.
The animal, we all know, has calming effects on people. It helps reduce stress, does not judge, lowers barriers, helps approach and builds confidence faster.
This is why zootherapy intervenes with the following areas :
Whether it is to intervene with children in difficulty, elderly people with loss of autonomy or a clientele struggling with an intellectual disability, Françoise will know how to adapt her intervention according to the needs of her clientele and will make you have a pleasant, fun and warm time.