About Us

The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies


The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies is Canada's federation of SPCAs and humane societies. We bring together organizations that work with and care for animals to promote respect and humane treatment toward all animals in Canada.

Since we were founded in 1957, we’ve earned our solid reputation and enviable credibility as the go-to national voice on animal welfare issues for industry, media, government, non-governmental organizations, and the public. We work collaboratively and cooperatively with key stakeholders based on the premise that we can have a greater impact creating positive change by being a part of the process instead of being apart from it.



Mission statement

As Canada’s federation of SPCAs and humane societies, we drive positive, progressive change to end animal cruelty, improve animal protection and promote the humane treatment of all animals.

As the convener and representative of the largest animal welfare community in Canada, we advance the welfare of animals with a strong national voice, promoting animal welfare interests and concerns to government, policy makers, industry and the public.


Collaboration & Cooperation
Positive, Progressive Change
Thought Leadership
An Integrated, Strategic, Professional Approach


CFHS receives no government funding. We are completely dependent on voluntary contributions from the public and supportive organizations, such as corporate sponsors, to fund our public education programs, campaigns for effective legislation to protect animals, and our crucial work to support, unite and represent humane societies and SPCAs.

Your gift can help animals from coast to coast!

Click here to learn more about what we do and how it is improving the lives of animals across Canada.

CFHS is the only national organization representing humane societies and SPCAs in Canada.
About Us