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About CFHS

The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies is the only national organization representing humane societies and SPCAs in Canada.

We bring together those who work with and care for animals to promote respect and humane treatment toward 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 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.

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  • Frederic A. McGrand Award

    Created in 1985, the CFHS Frederic A. McGrand Award for Excellence in Animal Welfare recognizes individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to animal welfare in Canada. The award is named after a founding director and past president of CFHS, the late Senator Frederic A. McGrand. Throug…

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