Vancouver Humane Society
Amy Morris is the executive director of the Vancouver Humane Society. She is settler of Slovakian, Dutch, German and British ancestry and resides/recreates on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, sḵwx̱wú7mesh, & sel̓íl̓witulh Nations. Since completing a Master's of Public Policy, Amy has been working in the space between research, policy, and practice for companion animals. Amy's work supporting the CVMA's A Code of Practice for Canadian Kennel Operations, as well as developing and implementing strategic direction for the BC SPCA's provincial cat overpopulation strategy and related outreach programs, led her to focus on the interplay between human and animal well-being. Amy is passionate about creating a kinder world, where people and the animals they care for have the time and space to recover from their past traumas and seek eudaimonia. Amy's work at the Vancouver Humane Society is centred on maintaining the human-animal bond for structurally vulnerable peoples and seeking opportunities to replace the inhumane use of animals in entertainment, research, and food with humane alternatives that meet the same societal goals.