Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS)


Business Number: 118830884RR0001

About This Charity


A humane Canada.

Mission statement

As Canada’s voice for Animal Welfare, 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 the interests and con-cerns of animal welfare to government, policy makers, industry and the public.

About Our Charity

Since 1957, the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS) has united and strengthened humane societies and SPCAs while advocating for the humane treatment of animals in our homes, on the farm, in the lab, and in the wild.

The CFHS's member societies help animals in communities across Canada. The CFHS represents these members on issues of national importance, and provides them with information and advice to help them better serve animals in their communities.

Over the decades, the CFHS has been at the forefront of efforts to reform Canada’s shamefully lax animal cruelty law, to create rules protecting farm animals from undue suffering, and to improve the treatment of animals used in research.

The CFHS receives no government funding. It depends on the support of caring Canadians to continue promoting responsible pet ownership, fighting for effective laws to protect animals, and strengthening humane societies and SPCAs nationwide.

With your donation we will:

Save the lives of abandoned, lost, and unwanted animals by promoting the adoption option across the country.

Demand changes to Canada’s shamefully inadequate animal cruelty laws.

Ensure the vigorous prosecution of animal abusers.

Secure welfare for farm animals.

Shut down puppy mills and end the suffering of thousands of dogs.

Increase adoption, decrease euthanasia and support homeless cats in Canada.

Counter the crisis of stray animal overpopulation by raising awareness of the need to spay, neuter and identify pets.