60 Years of Elevating Animal Welfare
This year, we celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies – a milestone we are very proud to reach.
We have worked diligently over the years to earn our solid reputation as a key player in the national voice for animal welfare in Canada.
Below are a few of the highlights of our achievements since our organization was founded on August 7, 1957.
1957: Founding of CFHS
1960: Creation of Humane Slaughter Act
1968: Founding of Canadian Council on Animal Care
1970: Passing of Animal Transport Act
1980s: Founding of Canada’s Codes of Practice for Farm Animals
1994: Regulations on import of puppies from the US
1995: Founded National Companion Animal Coalition
1995: Co-hosted Canada’s first violence prevention seminar
1995: Began harmonizing pet microchipping systems across Canada
1998: Report to Parliament on amending the Criminal Code
2005: Founding of National Farm Animal Care Council
2007: Revisions to animal cruelty provisions in Criminal Code
2014: Creation of CFHS National Animal Welfare Conference
2015: Secured greater protections for police, military & service animals in Canada via Quanto's Law
2015: Founding of National Centre for the Prosecution of Animal Cruelty (NCPAC)