About

The AWFC encourages people to place a priority on the physical, psychological, and behavioural needs of all animals used in research, education, and in agriculture, as well as companion animals and wildlife. In other words, the AWFC seeks to change the way that Canadians think about using and caring for animals. We must consider first what animals need for a life worth living before they are used to improve the lives of others.

Our VISION:   That all animals be well cared for and treated with respect, and that an enlightened ethic of animal care be fostered.

Our PURPOSE:  Achieve measurable positive change in improving the lives of animals in Canada, through funding innovative educational, research and public outreach initiatives. 

Our MISSION: Successfully manage and allocate donated funds to ensure all animals are well cared for and respected as sentient beings.

Our VALUES:

  1. Support programs that improve the welfare of animals in Canada.
  2. Promote initiatives that have a national impact on the welfare of animals in Canada.
  3. Strategically allocate the AWFC’s resources to fund projects that can be copied and used by other organizations to improve welfare in their regions.
  4. Preferentially support activities that are difficult to fund, or that are not typically funded by other granting agencies, but have significant potential to improve animal welfare.
  5. Promote activities that enhance the visibility and long term viability of the AWFC.

Our COMMITMENTS:

  1. Work collaboratively with like-minded individuals and animal welfare organizations so that shared goals are implemented and leveraged.
  2. Ensure sound organizational governance principles guide prudent management of finances and the timely succession planning of Board members.
  3. Compose a Board of animal welfare professionals from across Canada to ensure that vital decisions addressing nationwide concerns are reached with considerable acumen and expertise.

Please join us in fostering compassionate care for the benefit of all animals. Complete a donation form by clicking here. Once you complete your donation, an electronic tax receipt will be issued and emailed to you by CanadaHelps.org, a digital platform that helps registered Canadian charities like ours easily, securely and cost-effectively accept online donations.

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


To learn more about the activities of the AWFC, see our annual Presidents’ Reports below: