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Animal Welfare

Many donors like you want to support animal welfare and feel the best way to do this to to give flexibility to the experts and advisors at Vancouver Foundation. By directing your gift to this focus area, you’re supporting strategies that protect all animals through research, education and care—now and into the future.


Learn about the great work that the Animal Welfare fund supports, like this project:


Humane Wildlife Control Accreditation

British Columbia is known for its diverse fauna and flora, however, human activity can endanger wild animals and their habitat. To resolve human-animal conflicts, wildlife control is undertaken that often involves considerable animal suffering and harmful environmental impacts.

In 2015 we received an application from the UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems to bring together industry, animal welfare societies, academics, and social enterprises to create evidence-based standards that will improve animal lives and reduce the environmental effects of animal control. Our Animal Welfare Advisors agreed that this was a good idea.

Donors like you made possible a $180K grant to develop an accreditation program that aims to shift the behaviours of animal control companies. Ultimately, the accreditation program hopes to reduce the number of injured and orphaned animals caused by inappropriate wildlife control as well as the harmful impact on the environment.

Over the past five years, the Animal Welfare focus area has provided support to a a range of leading charities including: Grizzly Bear Foundation, Vancouver Humane Society, Paws for Hope Animal Foundation, University of BC, Victoria Humane Society, Wild Ocean Whale Society, Canadian Animal Assistance Team, and Raincoast Conservation Foundation, among others.

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Please contact any of our Donor Services staff to answer your questions, help you make a donation, set-up a fund, or support one of our focus areas.

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Calvin Fong
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Why support a focus area?

Causes of concern today may not even exist tomorrow, but when you support a focus area, you join other like-minded donors and become a part of a powerful force in creating a healthier, more livable community. And because we bring together smart advisors —all experts in their respective fields — to review and select the best grant applications, you can be assured that your gift is being utilized in a way that has long-term impact. Learn more about the expert advisors who are putting your gift to work. 


Many donors care about animal welfare, but also have broader interests in the community. You may want to consider a targeted gift to another one of these focus areas: