CFHS seeking nominations for prestigious award

November 4, 2014 (OTTAWA) – The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS) is seeking nominations for its annual recognition of exceptional animal welfare work.

Established in 1985, the prestigious CFHS Frederic A. McGrand Award recognizes individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to animal welfare in Canada. A nominee should have made a significant contribution as a founder or builder in the animal welfare movement in Canada.

“Through this award the CFHS wants to acknowledge the work of exceptional people who are doing exceptional things for animal welfare in Canada,” said Barbara Cartwright, CEO of the Federation. 
Nominations will be accepted from across Canada for work with both companion animals and livestock.

The award is named after a founding director and past president of CFHS, the late Senator Frederic A. McGrand. Throughout his life Senator McGrand recognized and advocated respect for all life. He left an important and ongoing philosophical legacy to the animal welfare movement.

The deadline for nominations is Sunday November 30. For more information on the nomination process, please visit


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Media Release: Canadian Federation of Humane Societies seeking nominations for prestigious award
CFHS seeking nominations for prestigious award
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.