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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.
The CFHS is the only national animal welfare organization who directly negotiates with farmers and other stakeholder to improve on-farm conditions for animals through the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC). Today (April 29th 2013) we applaud the decisions by Loblaw Company who announced they would be phasing out the use of gestations stalls by 2022 and the Retail Council of Canada who committed to sourcing fresh pork products from sows raised in alternative housing practices as defined in the updated Codes of Practice by the end of 2022. The retail Council of Canada represents Co-op Atlantic, Canada Safeway, Costco Wholesale Canada, Federated Co-operatives Limited , Loblaw Companies Limited, Metro Inc., Sobeys Inc. and Walmart Canada CorpRCC. Read the full press release
Our Choose Adoption stamps are almost sold out! That’s almost 5 million stamps sold since their launch in April. The CFHS is selling these stamps as a fundraiser to help us continue our work on behalf of companion animals. To order your stamps from the CFHS Click here.
Here’s a behind the scenes look at some of the work that went into the making of the CFHS Choose Adoption stamps. Click here.
Created in 1985, the CFHS Frederic A. McGrand Award for Excellence in Animal Welfare recognizes indi…