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Join us at the Halifax Convention Centre for the biggest and boldest animal welfare conference in Canada!

Humane Canada, the National Federation of Humane Societies and SPCAs, hosts the Summit for Animals annually.  

Picture this: hundreds of animal welfare professionals, advocates and volunteers come together every spring in a different Canadian city. In 2024, the Summit for Animals is hitting the East Coast for the first time ever! So, mark your calendars for May 5-7, 2024, and get ready to rock Halifax, Nova Scotia, to learn, share and advance together!  

This is no ordinary conference. The Summit for Animals is where you'll learn cutting-edge knowledge, challenge your beliefs, and make valuable connections to turbocharge your animal welfare journey for as low as $1 a day! 

And hey, everyone's invited! Animal shelter and rescue staff, veterinary professionals, advocates and volunteers, students, policymakers—you name it, we want you there! The Summit is all about inclusivity, bringing together folks from across Canada, the United States and beyond. 

We've got an incredible lineup of ten educational topics in 2024. From animal care and behaviour to tackling fatigue and building resilience, and from wild to farmed animals, we've got it all covered! And that's just the tip of the iceberg. To dive into all the amazing educational topics, click here.

If you're feeling extra adventurous, we have Learning Labs on May 5th. Attending the Learning Labs requires an additional registration, but it's totally worth it! The official Summit dates are May 6th and 7th, so prepare for two days of education, networking and of course, fun!

Attending the Summit for Animals is an investment in your professional future. Gain new insights, challenge your perceptions, exchange ideas and grow your network at the biggest and boldest animal welfare conference in Canada. 

So, get pumped, excited, and ready to experience the Canadian animal welfare conference of a lifetime at the Summit for Animals. It's going to be off the charts!

If you need assistance offsetting the associated costs to attend this conference, click here to add your name to our email list, and be the first to learn about grants and other funding opportunities. 


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Humane Canada

Halifax Convention Centre, Argyle Street, Halifax, NS, Canada

Argyle Street 1650
B3J 0E6 Halifax NS

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