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Rob has demonstrated a relentless dedication and commitment to improving animal welfare in Canada and around the world. Rob has spent more than 30 years working to protect animals of all kinds. Throughout the ups and downs he has never lost his hope that he can directly impact things for the betterment of all animals.
Rob is an author, Chartered Biologist and in 1984 founded and is the current Executive Director of Zoocheck, an international wildlife protection charity.
Created in 1985, the prestigious CFHS Frederic A. McGrand Award recognizes individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to animal welfare in Canada.
Past winners include wildlife rehabilitation pioneers Kay and Larry McKeever, animal welfare advocate and veterinarian Dr. Carol Morgan, farm animal welfare champions Tom and Sharon van Milligen amongst many others.
How to nominate:
A nominee for the CFHS Frederic A. McGrand Award must have made a significant contribution as a founder or builder of the animal welfare movement or otherwise have made a substantial contribution to animal welfare in Canada.
The nomination must include the following information:
1. A title page with full contact details about the nominee and nominator including:
2. A detailed description of the contributions made by the nominee to animal welfare and protection in Canada. This may include, but is not exclusive to, a narrative description by the nominee, newspaper articles, blog entries, media transcripts, articles or other supporting materials.
3. Two letters of reference to support the nomination.
4. A signature and date by the nominator.
All entries will be reviewed by the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors and the award will be presented at their discretion.
Please send nominations to the CFHS by mail, email or fax:
Mail: 30 Concourse Gate, Suite 102, Ottawa, Ontario K2E 7V7
Phone: 613.224.8072 Fax: 613.723.0252
The award is named after a founding director and past president of CFHS, the late Senator Frederic A. McGrand. Throughout his life the senator recognized and advocated respect for all life. He left an important and ongoing philosophical legacy to the animal welfare movement and also established and left an ongoing charitable trust which continues to benefit humane societies in Atlantic Canada.
Senator McGrand was trained as a medical doctor and made his home in New Brunswick. He was elected to the New Brunswick legislature in 1935 and served as its speaker from 1939 to 1944. He served as the Minister of Health and Social Services of New Brunswick from 1944 to 1952. He was appointed to the Senate of Canada in 1955. He was a founding director of CFHS in 1957 and served as our president from 1961 to 1965. He continued as a director of CFHS until his death in 1988. He believed passionately in the importance of humane education.
Senator McGrand was the primary driving force behind the senate’s study of violence. Its report, entitled “Child at Risk”, was completed in 1980 and examined early childhood experiences as causes of criminal behaviour.
|Dr. Carol Morgan||Malahat BC||2011|
|Carol Baird||Exploits Valley NL||2009|
|Cathy Thomas||Calgary AB||2008|
|Pat LeGrow||Cornwall PE||2007|
|Joy Ripley||Calgary AB||2006|
|Dr. Alice Crook||Charlottetown PE||2004|
|Mary L. Driscoll||Calgary AB||2003|
|E. Jean Mercer||NL||2002|
|Marjorie Ignatieff||Ottawa ON||2002|
|Eleanor Dawson||Winnipeg MB||2001|
|Stephanie Brown||Toronto ON||1999|
|Deborah Powers||St. John’s NL||1997|
|Sandra Bond||Winnipeg MB||1996|
|Stuart Rammage||Penticton BC||1995|
|Hilda Smith||St. John’s NL||1994|
|Tom and Sharon van Milligen||Bridgewater NS||1994|
|Dr. Denna Benn||Guelph ON||1993|
|Joan Clark||Montreal QC||1992|
|Muriel Plamandon||Quebec City QC||1991|
|Molly Hardy||Winnipeg MB||1990|
|Constance Hoover||Moncton NB||1989|
|Philip Baines (posthumously)||Saskatoon SK||1988|
|Kay and Larry McKeever||Vineland ON||1987|
|Norman Nunn||Ottawa ON||1986|
|Marjorie Wright||North Bay ON||1986|
|Senator F.A. McGrand||Fredericton and Ottawa||1985|