CFHS 60th Anniversary Awards Gala


We're very pleased to announce that Dr. David Suzuki is joining us as our keynote speaker at the 2017 CFHS National Animal Welfare Conference. He will be presenting his address at the CFHS 60th Anniversary Awards Gala on Sunday, April 9th.


Jeff Douglas is a Canadian presenter, actor and television personality whose work has been seen by audiences in over 160 countries. His combination of irreverence, enthusiasm, warmth and humour has endeared him to viewers around the world. As a host, Douglas has garnered two Gemini Nominations (2008) and a Viewer's Choice Nomination(2006) for his work on History Television's Ancestors in the Attic, Working Over Time, and Things That Move. More recently, he was host of Making History (National Geographic), an internationally broadcast four-part series exploring and re-creating significant historic places and events. Douglas was the recipient of the prestigious Kari Award (2001) for his performance as Joe Canadian in the well-known Molson commercial, The Rant. Born in Truro, Nova Scotia, Jeff Douglas currently lives and works in Toronto; He is currently the co-host on CBC Radios One's As It Happens. 

You don't want to miss this unforgettable evening in the Shaw Centre's Trillium Ballroom, with beautiful floor-to-ceiling views of Parliament Hill. Get your photo taken as you walk the red carpet, check out our silent auction and enjoy music and mingling with animal welfare professionals from across North America.

Enjoy our delectable 3-course dinner as you cheer on the winners of the Leadership and Innovation in Animal Welfare Awards, including Dr. David Suzuki, who will be accepting a lifetime achievement award from CFHS for his decades of committed work for animals and the environment.

After Dr. Suzuki's keynote address, there will be a Q&A and book signing. Two-day conference passes for the 2017 CFHS National Animal Welfare Conference include a ticket to our CFHS 60th Anniversary Awards Gala, where Dr. Suzuki will be speaking as our guest of honour.


Already purchased a two-day pass to the 2017 CFHS National Animal Welfare Conference? Every two-day conference passholder automatically receives a ticket to the Gala.

General admission and plus-one tickets are available. Don’t wait! This event is expected to sell out fast. 

Come and celebrate Canada's humane movement at the CFHS 60th Anniversary Awards Gala in Ottawa April 9th.

This year's Animal Welfare Leadership and Innovation Awards are: 
Leadership in Farm Animal Welfare
Innovation in Public Engagement
Leadership in Corporate Social Responsibility
Leadership and Cooperation in Emergency Response
Frederic A. McGrand Lifetime Leadership in Animal Welfare Award

The CFHS 60th Anniversary Awards Gala is part of the CFHS National Animal Welfare Conference (NAWC), happening April 8-11, 2017 at the Westin Ottawa. NAWC is the largest animal welfare conference in Canada and the go-to place for Canada's animal lovers and animal welfare professionals.

This is a must-attend event. Join us and learn how
you can help build a Humane Canada!


When: Sunday, April 9, 2017 6-11pm EST      

Location: Ottawa's SHAW Centre, Trillium Ballroom

Dress: Business/Formal

This year only! Two-day conference passes INCLUDE a ticket to the Gala!

General Admission: $125 (For those who wish to only attend the gala)

Plus one for CFHS Members: $80

Plus one for non-CFHS Members: $100

Don’t wait to buy your pass to the Gala! Tickets are limited and the event is expected to sell out!


Gala Sponsorship Opportunities:


More Details and Exciting Announcements Coming Soon!