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Our Vision

The vision of the Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada (AWFC) is that all animals be well cared for and treated with respect <more>


The Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada aims to achieve measurable positive change in improving the lives of animals in Canada, through funding innovative educational, research and public outreach initiatives.  AWFC fosters an enlightened ethic of animal care <more>

What’s New

This Years’ Grant Recipients

The animal welfare organizations receiving AWFC grants for this year have been announced! Details here.

President’s Report



Who are we?

The Foundation shrives to ensure that animals are well treated and cared for by humans

The Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada receives donations and directs funds toward activities of national significance and to other important activities that are not likely to receive support from local or provincial sources. Such activities include humane education and research, the investigation and reporting of issues, and other promising initiatives.

The principal function of the Foundation is to accept donations and legacies and to use those funds to support direct services and programs for animals in need, and innovative educational and research programs that help animals at the community, provincial and national levels.

AWFC grants and programs are administered by an all-volunteer Board of Directors, composed of veterinarians, animal welfare scientists and other professionals who have broad experience of animal protection in Canada and in the evaluation of grant requests and project outcomes.

See us in the Canadian Donor’s Guide

Click on the “Donate Now” button below to support the work of the AWFC through Canada Helps! An electronic tax receipt will be issued and emailed to you immediately by Canada Helps after you complete your donation.

THE ANIMAL WELFARE FOUNDATION OF CANADA is a Canada Revenue Agency registered charity, number 11878-7290-RR0001.