Grants

2018 GRANT APPLICATIONS

Grant Timelines:
January 10, 2018: Applications open
February 23, 2018: Deadline for applications
March 5, 2017: Applications reviewed and decisions made
March 12, 2017: Notifications sent to applicants

Note: Grant timelines are subject to change

2018 CFHS Animal Welfarist Travel Grant

CFHS is excited to announce we will once again offer the Animal Welfarist Travel Grant in 2018, thanks to a major donor who kindly stepped forward in 2015 and committed $100,000 over the next 10 years to ensure people dedicated to improving animal welfare in Canada have the opportunity to attend the CFHS National Animal Welfare Conference. By attending the conference, successful candidates who are currently making a determined effort to create a Humane Canada will be able to further develop their skills and knowledge. Any individual who passionately embraces the need to promote respect and humane treatment toward all animals is welcome to apply. In 2017, this grant provided more than $10,000 in funding to delegates. It is expected that a large number of candidates will apply again this year.

Overview
This grant will cover up to 75% of the cost of transportation to and from the conference, which will vary depending on location of the grantee. Participants are expected to cover the cost of their conference registration (at the early bird rate) and accommodation while at the conference. Participants must register for the full 2018 conference, which will take place April 21-24, 2018 in Calgary. Conference registration fees include access to conference events, breakfasts, lunches and snacks. Participants are not required to stay at the conference hotel if they are able to find discounted accommodation elsewhere.

Eligibility
This grant is open to all Canadians over the age of 18. You are welcome to apply for more than one grant (see information on the Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada grant and McGrand grant below), however, grantees will only be awarded funds from only one grant. The grant committee will determine which applicants receive which grants.

Requirements
Completed application process

Potential grantees will need to submit a proposal to CFHS, outlining the following:

  • A brief outline of their role in an animal welfare agency or other organization/institution
  • Three things that they have done in the past year to improve animal welfare
  • An outline of why they are in need of the travel grant
  • An overview of which sessions from the 2018 conference program they want to participate in and why
  • A description of how they believe their participation in the conference will facilitate their ability to advance animal welfare
  • An overview of their projected travel costs (note: please demonstrate that you are using the most economical travel possible)

Grantee Commitments
Upon approval of the grant, grantees commit to:

  • At the end of the conference, submit in writing their three key learnings from the conference and how they will apply their conference experience to improving animal welfare in the next 12 months
  • By Friday, Nov 2, 2018, submit in writing how they have applied their experience to improving animal welfare

Reimbursement
Successful candidates will be asked to bring their travel receipts (airfare, train, bus) to the conference and complete an expense form. The form will be submitted to CFHS. If you are unable to cover the upfront costs associated with your travel, please contact the CFHS office (see Contact page here). Reimbursement will be completed within 45 days.

Timelines:
January 10, 2018: Applications open
February 23, 2018: Deadline for applications
March 5, 2017: Applications reviewed and decisions made
March 12, 2017: Notifications sent to applicants 

Contact
Please submit your application to conference@cfhs.ca and include “2018 CFHS Animal Welfarist Travel Grant” in the subject line of your email.

Recognition At Conference
The grant and its criteria will be announced prior to the end of the 2018 conference to motivate individuals for the upcoming year. Successful candidates attending the 2018 conference will be recognized. 


CFHS Frederic McGrand Travel Grant – for CFHS member societies in Atlantic Canada only

This grant was created to provide travel assistance for CFHS member societies located in Atlantic Canada. Those awarded a CFHS Frederic McGrand Travel Grant will receive full conference registration and a complementary hotel room for the 2018 conference, happening April 21-24, 2018 in Calgary.

Chosen recipients will need to cover their own transportation costs to and from the conference. Recipients will not need to cover the upfront costs of their registration and hotel fees. If participants wish to remain in the city for extra time, they will do so at their own expense.

How to apply: Tell us in 500 words or less why you want to attend the 2018 conference and how you believe your conference experience will contribute to improving animal welfare. Your application can be sent digitally to conference@cfhs.ca. Please include CFHS Frederic McGrand Travel Grant in the subject line of your email.

Timelines:
January 10, 2018: Applications open
February 23, 2018: Deadline for applications
March 5, 2017: Applications reviewed and decisions made
March 12, 2017: Notifications sent to applicants 

Restrictions: Only open to CFHS member societies based in Atlantic Canada.


$500 Travel Grant – sponsored by the Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada

This grant is intended to help one participant offset their travel costs to the 2018 CFHS Animal Welfare Conference, happening April 21-24, 2018 in Calgary. Those chosen for this grant will need to pay their costs upfront and will receive a $500 cheque at the conference. How to apply: tell us in 500 words or less why you want to attend the 2018 CFHS National Animal Welfare Conference and how you believe your conference experience will contribute to improving animal welfare. Information can be sent digitally to conference@cfhs.ca.

Please include Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada Travel Grant in the subject line of your email.

Timelines:
January 10, 2018: Applications open
February 23, 2018: Deadline for applications
March 5, 2017: Applications reviewed and decisions made
March 12, 2017: Notifications sent to applicants

Restrictions: Only open to residents of Canada 


Congratulations to our NAWC2017 grant recipients!

Frederic A. McGrand Travel Grant:
-Tina Bankovic, SPCA St. John's
-Meredith Galbraith, Fredericton SPCA
-Karen McGeean, Fredericton SPCA
-Dave Rogers, Greater Moncton SPCA
-Andrea Stone, Fredericton SPCA
-Heather Woodin, Nova Scotia SPCA

Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada Travel Grant:
-Rhiannon Lessard, CARE Network

Animal Welfarist Travel Grant:
-Michael Austin, SPCA St. John's
-Katie Ayers, Medicine Hat SPCA
-Jeremy G. Botelho, University of Manitoba
-Nadine Cardon, Edmonton Humane Society
-Tara Clarke, Fort McMurray SPCA
-Kayla Davis, Saint Johns SPCA Animal Rescue
-Josh Hourie, Saskatchewan SPCA
-Susan Knight, Cat Rescue Maritimes
-Dr. Carolyn Levitz, Fort McMurray SPCA
-Amber Mack, Central Alberta Humane Society
-Liana Maloney, Prince Albert SPCA
-Jordi Mikeli-Jones, Kona's Coalition
-Kathy Powelson, Paws for Hope Animal Foundation
-Melania Slater, Calgary Humane Society
-Lindsey Smidts, Humane Society Dawson
-Deanna Thompson, Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society
-Lee-Ann Unger, CARE Network
-Niki Vlooswyk-Steele,  Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society
-Lindsay Yeomans-Gauthier, Edmonton Animal Protection Services