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The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS) is the national voice for Humane Societies and SPCAs in Canada. Humane Societies and SPCAs are a Canadian institution – most of which have been around for a hundred years or more. They’re the organizations that Canadians trust to care for and protect the animals we love and rely on.

Since 1957, the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies has been the national organization that represents humane societies and SPCAs all across Canada. We work to address the critical issues facing animals on the national level including legislation, policy and public education.

CFHS is a proud member of Imagine Canada and helped to develop its Ethical Code Program. We are also belong to the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Our 53 members engage in ethical and transparent fundraising, and agree to abide by all laws as a condition of membership.

The Humane Society of Canada is not a member of the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies.

The staff and members of the CFHS can be an invaluable resource to the media, offering information or comments on a wide range of animal welfare issues, including (but not limited to):

  • Animal cruelty legislation
  • Puppy mills
  • Responsible pet ownership
  • Dog bite prevention
  • Breed specific legislation
  • Intensive farming and livestock transportation issues
  • Municipal animal control bylaws
  • Animal sheltering

For more information about the CFHS and animal welfare in Canada, please read our position statements on key animal welfare issues

For media inquiries, please contact:

Luna Allison
Communications and Marketing Manager
613-224-8072 ext. 12
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