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It’s easy to engage in a discussion about the issues affecting animal welfare in Canada – Ask Barbara Cartwright

Humane Canada CEO Barbara Cartwright engages with Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast to talk about the importance of animal welfare in Canada. She actively shares how groups and individuals can make a difference to end animal cruelty, improve animal protection and promote the humane treatment of all animals.

CEO Barbara Cartwright
Humane Canada

An award-winning leader in animal welfare, conservation and education, Barbara Cartwright has extensive experience in developing and facilitating relationships with governments, corporations and NGOs. She has established community-based companion animal welfare programs, created BC’s first grizzly bear rehabilitation program and contributed to the protection of the endangered right whale.

Barbara has drafted, consulted on and secured amendments to provincial and federal legislation, including updates to:

  • The Canadian Criminal Code,
  • The Migratory Bird Act, and
  • The Canadian Environmental Protection Act.

Barbara advises some of the top organizations in the world on animal welfare policy. She is also consulted by all political parties on animal welfare issues. As the CEO of Humane Canada, Barbara convenes and represents the largest animal welfare community in Canada. Humane Canada works to end animal cruelty, improve animal protection and promote the humane treatment of all animals. Since taking on this role in 2011, Barbara has launched the annual National Animal Welfare Conference and the National Centre for the Prosecution of Animal Cruelty and spearheaded the first empirical sector-wide research project on humane societies and SPCAs in Canada.

To inquire about Barbara’s availability to address your event please email  The booking fee will include costs associated with travel and accommodation and a donation to Humane Canada’s programs work.