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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. 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|
|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|