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2020 National Animal Welfare Conference (March 28 - 30)

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2020 National Animal Welfare Conference (March 28 – 30)

March 28 - March 30

From the organizer:

About the Event

Humane Canada’s National Animal Welfare Conference (NAWC) is an annual professional development and community-building event for anyone who works with, cares for or advocates for animals. It is Canada’s  biggest and best-attended animal welfare conference.

When you join us in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia to celebrate animal welfare you’ll get:

  • Engaging conference sessions and activities,
  • World-class speakers,
  • Daily networking opportunities,
  • Lightning sessions for quick takeaways,
  • Amazing exhibitors & prizes (more every year),
  • Wild Arc Tour,
  • End of Day Social on Sunday March 29
  • Access practical tips & takeaways from a variety of perspectives,
  • A recharge area for fun and networking,
  • Humane Canada Animal Welfare Leadership & Innovation Awards featuring Jane Goodall,
  • Your opportunity to talk and collaborate with industry thought leaders to learn about emerging animal welfare trends, and
  • Enjoy a taste of Vancouver Island while you get unparalleled access to the best and brightest thinkers in animal welfare today.

400+ annual attendees know that the National Animal Welfare Conference is a can’t miss event.

Humane Canada convenes the largest animal welfare community in Canada; this is one of our signature events where industry thought-leaders converge to share their experience and expertise. At this annual conference you  can connect with the best and brightest thinkers in animal welfare today, learn cutting-edge practices and build a network of support that stretches from coast-to-coast-to-coast.

At the two-day National Animal Welfare Conference learn from:

  • Presentations, Workshops and Panel Discussion from Animal Welfare experts on new animal welfare initiatives,
  • Keynote addresses,
  • Emerging animal welfare research,
  • Best practices in animal sheltering & community,
  • Leadership practices in an animal welfare context,
  • Animal welfare community engagement,
  • Intersection of Animal Welfare and Climate Change,
  • Animal Welfare Science,
  • Welfare of Animals used for Food,
  • Humane Education,
  • Increasing Fundraising Capacity, and
  • Advocacy and stakeholder relations techniques.

On March 31, you have an opportunity to immerse yourself with other attendees in the popular Deep Dive training day.


March 28
March 30
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