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Frequently Asked Questions

Speakers & Schedule

When and where is the conference? 

The Summit for Animals is an annual event in a different location each year. In 2025, the conference will be held at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth April 27 to 29, in Montréal, Québec.  

In what language does the conference take place?

The Summit for Animals will offer sessions in English. Elements of the French language and Québec will be incorporated into the event in other areas.

Is there a dress code?

There is no dress code when attending the 2025 Summit for Animals. We simply ask that you wear what makes you feel comfortable in a profesional environment.

Is there a conference app?

Yes! The conference app is by EventMobi and can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play Store. Attendees will be notified closer to the event with more details on how to login and gain access to the 2025 Summit for Animals.

Is food being served during the Summit?

Yes, as part of your registration for the Two-day Summit (April 28 and 29) breakfast and lunch is included for both days. Throughout these two days, coffee, tea and snacks will also be available.

As part of your registration for the Learning Labs Day (April 27), lunch is included as well as coffee and tea throughout the day.

Please note that all food served is plant based.

Are there any discounts available for attendees?

Our team is working hard to secure discounts and reduced rates for accomodations, travel and additonal activities in the Montréal area. Please check back for updates.

What are the registration rates?

Where can I learn more about the event organizer, Humane Canada? 

To learn more about Humane Canada visit our website. If you have additional questions please reach out to

Who should I reach out to if I have questions about the conference? 

Please email  for any questions or concerns. 

When does conference registration open and the schedule become available? 

Registration is set to open in fall 2024 with can’t-miss early bird rates! The schedule will be available in the Fall as well. It is worth the wait – trust us! 

I am interested in speaking, what should I do? 

The call for speakers is set to open in the Summer of 2024. To stay up to date on details related to the call for speakers, consider joining our email list. For additional questions, please

What kind of content was offered during past events? 

Humane Canada’s Summit for Animals has strived to stay at the forefront of the latest animal welfare trends. Past educational topics have included: 

  • Access to Care
  • Action, advocacy and government relations 
  • Advocacy and building humane communities 
  • Advocacy and education 
  • Alternatives to animal use in research and testing 
  • Animal ethics 
  • Animal law and enforcement 
  • Animal sentience 
  • Animal welfare and COVID-19 
  • Animal welfare and human behavioural intersections 
  • Animals and the law 
  • Applied animal welfare science 
  • Build and Innovate
  • Canine sheltering and community 
  • Canine welfare and behaviour 
  • Cats in Canada 
  • Challenges to effective legal protection for animals 
  • Communications and fund development 
  • Community-supported animal sheltering 
  • Companion Animals
  • Diversity, inclusion and reconciliation 
  • Education and advocacy 
  • Enforcement 
  • Farmed animal welfare 
  • Feline welfare and behaviour 
  • Fund development and marketing 
  • Leadership
  • Leadership and management 
  • Leadership and organizational strength 
  • New developments in animal welfare 
  • One health, one welfare 
  • Operational best practices (governance, fundraising, finance and change management) 
  • Outreach and engagement 
  • Protecting vulnerable animals 
  • Science and research 
  • Shelter medicine and animal care 
  • Sheltering for change 
  • Sheltering in the 21st century 
  • Standards, guidelines and certification 
  • Tackling Fatigue & Building Resilience
  • The future of sheltering 
  • Volunteer Management and Engagement
  • Wild and Farmed Animals
  • Wildlife welfare 

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