Become an Associate

We want to build a humane Canada with you

If you're a rescue, sanctuary, municipal animal control agency or animal advocacy group looking to connect with a national federation of SPCAs and humane societies, you've come to the right place. We welcome you to add your voice to the largest animal welfare community in Canada!

CFHS Associate Structure

Note that voting membership is only available to Humane Societies and SPCAs.

Non-voting membership in CFHS is based on the following criteria:

  1. Your organization agrees that CFHS represents you at the national level. 
  2. Your organization supports industry-recognized shelter standards and guidelines.

Potential associates might include the following types of organizations:
Municipally-run animal control agencies
Animal rescues
Animal sanctuaries
Issue-based organizations
Spay/neuter or feral cat care groups
Animal associations (organizations that are a collective of other groups)
Transition houses
Registered not-for-profit animal welfare organizations
International animal welfare groups

Please note that the following organizations are not eligible to become associates of CFHS:
Humane Societies or SPCAs
For-profit animal control agencies

*Individuals: 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.

The annual associate fee is only $200.

Do you meet the criteria above?

Apply to become a CFHS Associate here.

If you're a rescue, sanctuary, animal control agency or advocacy group, we want to build a humane Canada with you!
Become an Associate