Who is Humane Canada?

Humane Canada (also known as the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies) is a charitable organization originally founded in 1957 by individual humane societies and SPCAs (Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) across Canada.”

Humane Canada

Today, Humane Canada’s mission is to drive positive, progressive change to end animal cruelty, improve animal protection and increase awareness on the humane treatment of animals. This nationwide organisation represents municipal and provincial animal welfare organizations from all over Canada, with their membership-based federation of SPCAs and humane societies.

What is the Humane Canada Conference?

Annually, for the last 12 years, Humane Canada has been holding Canada’s largest animal welfare conference, Summit for Animals, at the end of April or early May. Over 2 days, animal welfare professionals, volunteers, academics, advocates, and organisations learn the latest in animal welfare and make invaluable connections multiple workshops and panel discussions. 

Some of the animal professionals attending.

For the very first time, the conference went to the east coast of Canada- to the vibrant shores of Halifax! Next year, the 2025 Summit for Animals will be held in Montreal, Quebec.

What did BradyCare do at the conference?

Alongside over 400 other participants, Ruby, BradyCare’s Digital Marketing Specialist, attended the conference on behalf of BradyCare and her own work, Welfare For Animals. 

Welfare For Animals and BradyCare business cards.

There, Ruby connected with people from all across Canada, and networked to promote BradyCare’s work with veterinarians, animal welfare organisations, and academics. 

She also met with our friend Natalia Hanson, the executive director of Colombia Animals and the marketing, communications and public relations coordinator for Humane Canada’s Summit for Animals.

Natalia with Maple, BradyCare’s Canadian mascot, Maple.

10 Facts About Halifax

  1. The Halifax Waterfront boadwalk is one of the world’s longest continuous downtown boardwalks
  2. Halifax has more pubs per capita than any other city in Canada
  3. One of Canada’s most iconic landmarks and  photographed active lighthouses, Peggy’s Cove, is only 45-minutes away from Halifax
  4. Halifax is closer to Dublin, Ireland, than it is to Vancouver, British Columbia-in Canada!
  5. The Halifax Explosion in 1917, was the largest man-made explosion before Hiroshima. Around 2,000 people were tragically killed when a French ship carrying munitions collided with an empty Norwegian ship, causing a massive explosion and tsunami.
  6. The Halifax Transit Ferry is the oldest operating salt-water passenger ferry in North America- dating back from 1752
  7. The star-shapped fortress, Citadel Hill, is one of Canada’s most visited Historic Sites in Canada
  8. Every day, a Brigade Royal Artillery crew fires the noon gun cannon from Citadel Hill except for on Christmas day, a tradition from 1869 
  9. Instead of cheers, people in Halifax yell “Sociable!” and then clang their glasses together!
  10. In 2012, a black and white cat named “Tuxedo Stan” ran for mayor of Halifax. His owners, one of which was a retired veterinarian, launched the Tuxedo Party, with merch that supported local low-cost spay and neuters for low-income families.

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