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National Animal Welfare Conference

2015 CFHS National Animal Welfare Conference

May 2-5 2015
River Rock Hotel
Richmond, British Columbia

Early bird registration begins February 2nd 2015

About CFHS

The vision of the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS) is a humane Canada. Since 1957 the Federation has been dedicated to ending animal cruelty, improving animal welfare and promoting the humane treatment of all animals through progressive and lasting change.

About the Conference!

The 2015 CFHS National Animal Welfare conference is the preeminent venue for thought-leadership, sharing of ideas, networking and learning. The conference brings together Canada’s animal welfare community who is working with, caring for, and advocating on behalf of our nation’s animal population. Conference attendees passionately embrace the need to promote respect and humane treatment toward all animals.

Call for Abstracts Now Closed!


The program committee is currently reviewing abstracts. The 2015 conference will explore, but is not limited to, the following areas:

  • Animal Welfare: Advocacy campaigns, programs and initiatives that improve the lives of farm, companion, wild, captive and laboratory animals;
  • Sheltering: Important or innovative aspects of shelter animal welfare, including design, management and programs;
  • Enforcement: Leading techniques and approaches to the enforcement of animal cruelty laws;
  • Operational Best Practices: Governance, fundraising, finance and change management.
  • Animal Use and Alternatives in Research and Testing;
  • Other important animal welfare content, relevant to Canada that is not covered in the topics above.

If you have questions about the conference please contact Kim Elmslie

View the 2014 Conference Presentations and Abstracts

Thank you to our conference sponsors

2015 Sponsors

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