Major Accomplishments

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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

2012:  First-ever national report on cat welfare in Canada

2013:  Creation of Canadian Standards of Care for Shelter Animals

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)

2016:  First-ever national report on SPCAs and humane societies in Canada

2016:  Launch of Canada’s only bilingual animal cruelty case law database

2017:  National ban of battery cages & introduction of cage-free standards for hens

Check out our major accomplishments in animal welfare over the past 60 years!
Major Accomplishments