Registration for #NAWC2017 is now OPEN!



The CFHS National Animal Welfare Conference is the the largest conference of its kind in Canada and the go-to gathering place for Canada's animal lovers and animal welfare professionals. Our 2016 attendees reported a 98% satisfaction rate, which tells you why this is such a must-attend event.Join us and learn how you can help build a Humane Canada!

 Why should YOU attend #NAWC2017?

Join us in Ottawa April 8-11 for the CFHS National Animal Welfare Conference, organized by the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS). This year, CFHS is turning 60, and 2017 will be the year you will not want to miss! The 2017 conference is featuring a program filled with:

  • 40+ sessions and panel discussions with more than 50 industry leading speakers
  • 3 plenaries
  • 1 can't miss keynote speaker
  • 1 day for professional training on April 11 with 3 different learning tracks
  • 20+ industry-focused exhibitors and great networking events on all aspects of animal welfare in Canada!
  • Low registration fees
  • Flexible registration options to work with everyone's schedule
  • Save on accommodations and travel using conference discounts with Via Rail, Air Canada, WestJet and Porter Airlines - and save even more at local restaurants and attractions with the flash your conference badge program
  • As a bonus, a two-day conference pass THIS YEAR ONLY includes a ticket to our 60th Anniversary Awards Gala where our keynote speaker, Dr. David Suzuki, will be speaking, signing books and receiving a lifetime achievement award.






Who attends?

 More than 350 people come together over the 3 conference days, among them are:

     • Humane Societies/ SPCA employees
     • Animal shelter or animal related organizations
     • Government employees and people from academia
     • Animal rescue, advocacy groups and conservation
     • Veterinarians, Veterinary technicians and veterinary clinic employees
     • Researchers

     • Public relations, fundraiser and communication specialists

     • Member of an animal use industry
     • People interested in animal welfare and the general public


 Benefits and Savings for Attendees

Don’t miss out on these exclusive opportunities to SAVE, available only to 2017 National Animal Welfare Conference participants.

Hotel and Travel Discounts can be found HERE

Flash Your Badge Savings Program!

The Flash Your Badge program allows delegates to access discounts at various Ottawa attractions and restaurants simply by presenting the conference issued delegate badge at the venue. To view a list of all participating businesses please click on the Learn More button below. 


More Savings

Museum Attractions Passport  This is a great option for anyone who would like to visit multiple museums while in Ottawa. However, you can also obtain discounts through the Flash Your Badge Program for similar savings (see above).

Visitor Information Centre - 90 Wellington Street (across from Parliment Hill) for anyone who would like more visitor information while in the city – they have lots of great suggestions and often have coupons on site depending on what is available.