Become a Member

Expand your reach and influence!

We invite Canadian Humane Societies and SPCAs that share our guiding principles to join our network as full voting members of the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies. Note that voting membership is only available to Humane Societies and SPCAs.

Not a humane society or an SPCA? Become a CFHS Associate!

Voting membership in CFHS is based on the following criteria:

  1. Your organization agrees that CFHS represents you and all of our members at the national level.
  2. Your organization is a registered Canadian not-for-profit or charity that has been incorporated for a minimum of 3 years, either provincially or federally, with a Board that is independent of its staff.
  3. Your organization has an animal welfare mandate for a given geographic area (i.e.: either a provincial body or a city-based or regional organization).
  4. Your organization has the legal authority to conduct cruelty investigations.
  5. Your organization operates an animal shelter and strives to meet industry-recognized shelter standards and guidelines.

Note that CFHS does not currently have a membership program for individuals, but you can join us in our fight to improve the lives of Canada's animals by subscribing to our free newsletter or by helping to fund our work.

Do you meet the criteria above?
Apply to become a CFHS member here.

Canadian Humane Societies and SPCAs that share our principles are invited to join our network as members of CFHS!
Become a Member