Become a Member

Expand your reach and influence

As Canada's federation of SPCAs and humane societies, Humane Canada invites Canadian humane societies and SPCAs that share our guiding principles to join our network as full voting members of our organization. Note that voting membership is only available to SPCAs and humane societies.

Not an SPCA or humane society? Become a Humane Canada Associate

Criteria for becoming a member of Humane Canada:

Your organization agrees that Humane Canada represents you and all of our members at the national level.
Your organization is a registered Canadian not-for-profit or charity that has been incorporated for a minimum of 3 years, either provincially or federally, with a Board that is independent of its staff.
Your organization has one or all of the following;

  • an animal welfare mandate for a given geographic area(e.g., you are a provincial body (i.e. NS, BC), or a city (e.g., Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto);
  • legal authority and a mandate to conduct cruelty investigations;
  • Operation of an animal shelter and strives to meet industry recognized shelter standards and guidelines.

Note that Humane Canada does not currently have a membership program for individuals, but you can join us in our fight to improve the lives of Canada's animals. Help fund our work. 

Do you meet the all the above criteria?


Apply today to become a Humane Canada member.

Expand your reach and influence! We invite Canadian Humane Societies and SPCAs that share our guiding principles to join our network as members of Humane Canada™.
Become a Member
Humane Canada (also known as the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies) is Canada's federation of SPCAs and humane societies, representing the largest animal welfare community in Canada.