Humane Canada’s Summit for Animals will take place in Victoria, British Columbia on May 3 & 4, 2023 at the Victoria Conference Centre. There’s an optional Busy Beaver Training & Deep Dive Day, sponsored by Edmonton Humane Society, happening on May 2, 2023. 

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Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*); please make sure to fill out all required information. If you have any questions about the registration process, please email us at

Registration for the Summit for Animals opens on Nov 1, 2022. Discounted early-bird rates ended January 31, 2023 but registration is still available. Learn more here.

  • Busy Beaver Training & Deep Dive Day Inclusions
    • Access to 1 of the 4 tracks available in the Busy Beaver Training & Deep Dive Day (fund development and marketing, enforcement, leadership and animal welfare & human behavioural intersections).
    • Meals (breakfast and lunch) on May 2.
  • Two-Day Summit (May 3 & 4) Inclusions
    • Activities, sponsors/exhibitors, and meals (breakfast and lunch) on May 3 & May 4.

Busy Beaver Training & Deep Dive Day tickets are not included in the purchase of a Summit ticket and are an additional cost. An additional fee will apply for the evening mixer on May 2nd. More details to come. 

Yes, we have a variety of discounts available to attendees of the Summit, and/or attendees of the Busy Beaver Training & Deep Dive Day: 

  • Special discounted rates at four hotels in Victoria, all within a 2 to 7-minute walk from the Victoria Conference Centre. Lowest discounted hotel starting at $179.00/night.
  • Flight discounts with West Jet and Flair 
  • Group discounts on registration rates for groups of 5 members or more from the same organization – contact for more information.  
  • VIP Delegate Program, which grants all Summit attendees access to a wide variety of discounts such as: attractions, restaurants, retail, spa & wellness, tours and more! 

Our events team and program committee are curating an exceptional schedule with thought leaders and current topics related to animal welfare. 

Busy Beaver Training & Deep Dive Day Educational Topics (you must choose from one of these upon registration): 

  • Fund development and marketing 
  • Enforcement 
  • Leadership 
  • Animal Welfare & Human Behavioural Intersections

Two-day Summit: 

  • Shelter medicine and animal care: caring for the smallest and the sickest 
  • One health/one welfare: human, animal, and environmental health 
  • Outreach and Engagement

As you can see, there’s something for everyone, regardless of where you are in their professional/advocacy/volunteer journey in animal welfare. 

Definitely! Humane Canada and the events team are busy at work bringing you an impactful schedule as well as fun activities to make your Summit experience memorable. Get ready for: 

  • an evening mixer at a unique location, 
  • an optional guided hike on the beautiful trails of BC, 
  • a complimentary self-guided tour of Victoria, … and more! 

Keep checking the schedule for more announcements and more details. 

You will automatically receive a confirmation email shortly after completing your registration, delivered to the email address provided during registration. If it’s not in your inbox, it could have landed in your spam/junk/promotional/others folder so be sure to check there. 

If you haven't received a confirmation email, please contact our events team at

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In order to ensure we have the logistics in place for all our attendees, we are closing registration for both the Busy Beaver Training & Deep Dive Day and the Two-Day Summit on April 24, 2023 . To answer your question, you will not be able to register on the day of the event. 

Ticket holders can cancel their registration prior to March 31, 2023, to receive a full refund. Ticket holders may transfer their registration to another attendee prior to April 24, 2023. Ticket holders who need to cancel their registration for a reason related to Covid-19, are asked to contact

We are committed to producing a safe event for our attendees, speakers, exhibitors, sponsors, volunteers and staff. We are carefully monitoring provincial and federal government guidelines and public health regulations, and consulting the Victoria Conference Centre to ensure the event will be a safe place to interact and conduct business. Making our Summit safe and accessible to everyone in attendance is our top priority.   

As part of our commitment, we have developed safety protocols and best practices around COVID-19 response and prevention, which are being updated as more information and guidance becomes available. 

More details will be shared closer to May 2023. If you have any questions, please reach out to

 Click here to see a full outline from the Victoria Conference Centre.