About Us

Humane Canada

Humane Canada, (previously known as the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies,) is Canada’s federation of SPCAs and humane societies. We bring together organizations that work with and care for animals to end animal cruelty, improve animal protection and promote the humane treatment of all animals.

Since we were founded in 1957, we’ve earned our solid reputation and enviable credibility as the go-to national voice on animal welfare issues for industry, media, government, non-governmental organizations and the public. We work collaboratively and cooperatively with key stakeholders from across Canada, based on the premise that we can have a greater impact creating positive change by being a part of the process instead of being apart from it.

Vision statement

We envision a humane Canada and see results in one generation.

Mission statement

As Canada’s voice for Animal Welfare, we drive positive, progressive change to end animal cruelty, improve animal protection and promote the humane treatment of all animals.

As the convener and representative of the largest animal welfare community in Canada, we advance the welfare of animals, with a strong national voice promoting the interests and concerns of animal welfare to government, policy makers, industry and the public.                                                                

Values

Animal Welfare
We believe that each animal possesses intrinsic value, remarkable complexity and inherent dignity, and as such is deserving of respect and moral concern. We use the five freedoms to guide animal welfare decisions.

Collaboration
We are a federation of organizations that recognize we have more influence as a collective than as individuals to impact key national animal welfare issues.  We work collaboratively and cooperatively with members and stakeholders based on the premise that we have greater impact creating positive change by being a part of the process.

Positive, progressive change
We drive positive, progressive change to end animal cruelty and improve animal protection.

Evidence-based thought leadership
We are an evidenced-based organization that supports and promotes innovative and anticipatory thinking to address animal welfare issues and secure lasting change.

Integrated, strategic, professional approach
We build integrated, strategic professional teams that utilize systems thinking to create an effective organization and lasting change.

Learn more about the milestones YOU have helped us to achieve within the past 63 years.

Funding

Humane Canada depends on support from the public, our member organizations, foundation grants and corporate sponsorship to fund our critical work.

Your gift helps animals from coast-to-coast!

Learn more about what Humane Canada does and how we improve the lives of animals across Canada.