CFHS Animal Welfare Leadership & Innovation Awards Dinner

Join us for a celebration of the heroes of Canadian animal welfare!

Canada's animal welfare heroes deserve national recognition. On April 22, join us at the Animal Welfare Leadership & Innovation Awards Dinner to cheer them on and celebrate important advances for animals. 19+.

Sunday, April 22
The Imperial Ballroom
Hyatt Regency Calgary

The festivities will kick off at 6:30pm, giving you a chance to walk the red carpet, mix and mingle with award winners from across the country, bid on our fabulous silent auction items and grab an end-of-the-day cocktail before we sit down for a delectable 3-course dinner. The awards program will begin with an address by the inspiring Jo-Anne McArthur of the We Animals project, entitled We Animals: Stories of Love and Liberation. Jo-Anne will also be signing books that night and is donating one of her beautiful pieces to our silent auction!


Jo-Anne McArthur is an award-winning photographer, author, and educator based in Toronto, Canada. Through her long-term body of work, We Animals, she has been documenting our complex relationship with animals around the globe for fifteen years. Thousands of these images are made available for free to anyone helping animals at McArthur is the author of two books, We Animals, published in 2014, and Captive, published in 2017. McArthur’s newest endeavour, The Unbound Project, is a photographic project that celebrates female leaders at the forefront of animal advocacy, both contemporary and historical. McArthur was the subject of the critically acclaimed 2013 documentary The Ghosts in Our Machine, which followed her as she documented the plight of abused and exploited animals and advocated for their rights as sentient beings. In 2017, the We Animals team launched the We Animals Archive, a free database of thousands of high-resolution photos available for free to anyone helping animals. We Animals images have been hundreds of organizations, publishers, and academics to advocate for animals. Jo-Anne is a sought-after speaker and regularly speaks around the world.

A two-day pass includes one ticket to this exciting event. You can also buy stand-alone tickets to the awards dinner by clicking the button below. Register by February 26 at 5pm ET and save with our early bird rates!