About the Conference

About the Conference

Thanks for a fantastic 2016 conference! Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for announcements about our 2017 National Animal Welfare Conference. To find out more about the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies, visit our main site here.

"My take-away from this conference is more hope. I like that the sessions offer strategic thinking, initiatives, ideas that are outside the box. I wanted to see sessions that I could put into practice."
-Cheryl Albuquerque, artist and independent delegate at NAWC2016

“This was my first year at NAWC, and what interested me about attending the conference was the sense of community, which is not something I have back home. I’m part of the pre-veterinary community at my university but, as for animal welfare specifically, there’s really no one I could turn to at the moment. I broadened my horizons and made connections with other people who are interested in the same things that I am."
-Taylor Nimchonok, Farm Animal Compassion Committee, Winnipeg Humane Society and NAWC2016 delegate

Full list of 2016 delegates

The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS) presented its third annual National Animal Welfare Conference (#NAWC2016) April 16-19, 2016 at the Chelsea Hotel Toronto. The CFHS National Animal Welfare Conference is the pre-eminent venue for thought leadership, sharing of ideas, networking and learning – and Canada’s only animal welfare industry event that represents the entire diversity of animal welfare leaders in Canada. Whether you work with a humane society, SPCA, animal rescue, advocacy group, in animal control, conservation, with an academic institution or the government – or are just interested in animal welfare, our exciting conference is the place for you! It will arm you with all the inspiration, information, tools and training you need to work on behalf of our nation’s animals and help to build a Humane Canada.