Based in Ottawa, Ontario, Humane Canada™ (also known as the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies) is a charitable organization originally founded in 1957 by individual humane societies and SPCAs (Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) across Canada. Today, we remain Canada's membership-based federation of SPCAs and humane societies, representing municipal and provincial animal welfare organizations. Our role is to end companion animal overpopulation, end intensive confinement and painful practices for farm animals and improve the legal framework for Canada’s animals. We work to unite and strengthen our member societies, helping them save the lives of more animals in their communities.
As Canada’s federation of SPCAs and humane societies, Humane Canada™ drives 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 animal welfare interests and concerns to government, policy makers, industry and the public.
Humane Canada™ works at the national level in Canada, from our office in Ottawa, Ontario.
Humane Canada™ is pleased to welcome volunteers who wish to assist our work in animal welfare. Please note that Humane Canada™ is an administrative office, and we do not operate an animal care or adoption facility. Nor do we undertake, direct or oversee any animal cruelty investigations.
Humane Canada's™ charitable registration number is 11883 0884 RR0001.
Please note that Humane Canada™ membership is only open to animal welfare organizations; it is not open to individuals. Humane Canada™ is happy to welcome new member organizations on a continuous basis. If your animal welfare organization is interested in having Humane Canada™ represent you nationally, then you’re invited to apply for membership here.
No. Humane Canada™ does not operate an animal care facility. Therefore, we are not equipped to handle pets. Please contact your local humane society or SPCA in order to adopt or surrender an animal. If you don’t have a local facility, please call your provincial animal welfare organization.