Canada Weeks for the Animals!
~New dates to be Announced in accordance with COVID guidelines~
Canada Week for the Animals team is actively organizing events, connecting and working with leaders, shelters and organizations daily across Canada.   Your ideas, suggestions and friendship are welcome as we work together to build this exciting week designed to celebrate Canada animals and join together on their behalf!  See Contact Us page.  
June and Ongoing
Canadian Armed Forces & Royal Mounted Police
Thank you  Working K-9's and Handlers!

Royal Canadian Mounted Police  (Founded: 1920)
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is one of the most emblematic and iconic symbols of Canada. They are known for their bright red uniforms and the horses they ride, and are affectionately called The Mounties. They work as the national police force, providing law enforcement in all three territories and eight of the ten provinces (although they are present throughout the entire country, they do not provide municipal policing services in Ontario nor Quebec). The operations they undertake include enforcing federal law regarding organized crime, drug trafficking, border protection, and anti-terrorism and domestic security affairs.

Memorials to Fallen K-9's

Canada's Guide to Working Dogs.

Canadian Police Canine Association   ​
God Bless Them All.  
Saturday, June 6 (and Sunday June 7, 2020)               8:00 am -til 
Woofstock Festival 2020!

Woodbine Park  1695 Queen St E    Toronto, Ontario M4L 1G7,  +1 416-392-2489

About 150,000 animals compete in contests, partake in fashion shows, indulge in doggy delicacies, and simply have fun.

During the festive days Woodbine Park in the neighbourhood of Toronto Beaches sees a total of 150,000 dogs which makes it the largest outdoor festival of that kind found in North America. However, the scales are much bigger, as besides the main four-pawed participants, the festival features nearly 200,000 attendees.  Visit
Saturday, June 6th            9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Edmonton: Padmanadi Meditation + Brunch

Padmanadi Vegetarian Restaurant  10740-101 Street , Edmonton , AB, T5H 2S3,  Canada

Join the Vegans and Vegetarians of Alberta for our monthly Meditation followed by brunch (both at Padmanadi!) Come to one event or both!

9am-10am: FREE guided meditation, in the back room of Padmanadi.
10am-12 noon: Brunch! Order off the menu. **NOT a buffet!** 
These events happen the first Sat of each month!
Saturday, June 6th                             9:00 – 10:00 am
Reading Buddies For Families

Toronto Humane Society   11 River St, Toronto    Ontario, Canada

The Reading Buddies program is an initiative that pairs new readers with shelter animals who are "all ears" to listen to them practice their reading skills. This program is mutually beneficial for both children and shelter animals. Children are able to build confidence in their reading skills by practicing with a non-judgemental "reading buddy", and the animals receive more human interaction which improves their sociability, and therefore increases their chances of being adopted!

Reading sessions are approximately 40 minutes in length. Every session includes: an introduction to the Toronto Humane Society, a brief tutorial on animal behaviour, and 30 minutes of reading time with a shelter animal.
Saturday, June 6th  – 7th (Sun)    11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 Korean Dogs Adoptions 

SmartCentres Etobicoke   158 N Queen St, Etobicoke, ON M9C 1A8,     
 1 416-620-4648

Come and meet our adorable rescue dogs available for adoption at PetSmart in Etobicoke!
Saturday, June 6th      12:00 noon – 8:00 pm
Treibballby True North K9 Compound

True North K9 Compound. 1503 Semrau Drive Northwest Medicine Hat, AB T1C 1V7

Learn ALL about Treibball - One of the fastest growing dog sports- with Nancy Turner
Treibball (pronounced Tribe-ball) originated in Germany a little over 10 years ago, and means “push ball”.

Treibball is a low-cost, low-impact sport, any dog and handler can play. If your dog has a nose or a shoulder, he can play Treibball!
The game is simple to play and train, and only requires a few fitness balls, some treats and a love of working with your dog. Your dog learns to target the balls, and then goes out into a playing field and pushes balls to you, with direction and control. The game is timed, with only one dog and handler team on the field, so mildly reactive dogs can participate too.

Nancy Turner from “World Treibball League” will be on site as the guest host to teach YOU and US all about this amazing game! Nancy brings a vast wealth of knowledge.
Sunday, June 7th              8:00 am-
Furry Friends 5K, Oshawa... Supporting Animal Rescue

Lakefront West Park 1221 Phillip Murray Ave, Oshawa, ON L1J     Ontario

Run or walk along the beautiful waterfront park, supporting local animal rescue charities. Many of our competitors run with their pets, but that is totally optional. Feel free to bring a wagon or stroller if your pet isn't up to the full 5k.

Supporting Animal Rescue--The Furry friends 5k charity event was created to support local animal rescue organizations, shelters and humane groups. This is the 10th year and the event has raised over $500,000. Donate or pledge a participant on the event pages. If you prefer to keep track of pledges offline you can download the pledge sheet.

One of three annual runs, Furry Friends 5K dog-friendly race (walk or run) that you can participate in with your pup. The event supports local animal rescue groups, shelters, and humane groups. (If you can’t make the event, you can sponsor someone who is participating). Learn more!
Sunday, June 7th                    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Doggie Expo 2020

RBC Centre, 259 Commodore Dr.  Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3B 0M1 Canada

It’s Metro’s Doggie Extravaganza! Largest expo in Atlantic Canada. Bring your dogs, bring your humans, and get ready for the 16th Annual Doggie Expo. The Expo is being held at the RBC Centre – Dartmouth 4 Pad and will showcase the largest display of canine vendors in Atlantic Canada, dog rescue organizations, pet photography, and dog apparel suppliers. This is a dog friendly event to dog friendly dogs.
Monday, June 8th           All Day 
World Oceans Day
Proposed in 1992 by Canada's International Centre for Ocean 
Development and the Ocean Institute of Canada

World Oceans Day takes place annually and globally on the 8th of June. The concept was originally proposed in 1992 by Canada's International Centre for Ocean Development and the Ocean Institute of Canada at the Earth Summit – UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

UN---We celebrate World Oceans Day to remind everyone of the major role the oceans have in everyday life. They are the lungs of our planet, providing most of the oxygen we breathe. The purpose of the Day is to inform the public of the impact of human actions on the ocean, develop a worldwide movement of citizens for the ocean, and mobilize and unite the world’s population on a project for the sustainable management of the world's oceans.
Tuesday, June 9th         Visitation times scheduled
Pets and Friends Therapy Pet Visitations

Pets and Friends  c/o 60 Semisch Avenue North Vancouver, B.C.  V7M 3H8

Therapy pet visitation is an informal program of therapy pets visiting people in need of companionship.  

Therapy pets are reliable, predictable and controllable animals who enjoy visiting nursing homes, hospitals, classrooms and other facilities. At Pets and Friends, it involves regularly scheduled visits from screened and trained therapy pet and human teams to elders and persons living with chronic illness in a variety of of health care settings and to students in educational environments. Pls visit
Tuesday, June 9th                   5:30 pm -6:30 pm
Equine Assisted Learning

Venture Stables Departure Point 124 Campbell Rd, Freetown, PE C0B 1L0, Canada

If your child resists talking about feelings or problems, enjoys hands on learning, has seen counselors and not experienced much improvement,does not understand how their behaviors affects others,is struggling with difficult experiences, and enjoys animals and the outdoors, then Equine Therapy might be a great solution.
Wednesday, June 10th                11:00 am-5:00 pm 
Cave and Basin National Historic Site- Experience the birthplace of Canada’s National Parks 

 Cave and Basin National Historic Site  311 Cave Ave, Banff, AB T0L 0C0, 
Alberta province, Canada  +1 403-762-1566

Visit the Cave and Basin National Historic Site to experience the birthplace of Canada’s national parks and learn about the natural and cultural history of the mountains. Discover the hot water that seeps from the rocks, smell the minerals and explore the trails. Enjoy it on your own or take one of the many guided tours. Bring your leashed dogs. 

The Cave and Basin National Historic Site of Canada is located in the town of Banff, Alberta, within the Canadian Rocky Mountains, at the site of natural thermal mineral springs around which Canada's first national park, Banff National Park, was established. Wednesday11AM–5PM
Thursday11AM–5PM    Friday11AM–5PM  Saturday11AM–5PM   Sunday11AM–5PM
Thursday, June 11th              All day, year round
Canadian Search Dog Association Volunteers

Canadian Search Dog Association     PO Box 62083 Westmount    Edmonton, AB T5M 4B5

We are always looking for interested people to undertake the very rewarding challenge of becoming a volunteer in the Canadian Search Dog Association (CSDA). Due to constraints in work schedules, holidays, and more importantly family life, not all certified members are always available for every search.

f you feel you have the time and interest to not only fulfill the many number of hours required to train you and your dog to search but also, to participate in the running and development of our organization, then we encourage you to contact one of our region listings below.
Please select the contact who is geographically closest to you. Visit
Saturday, 13th  June                9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Park & Bark Dog  Show

 Loblaws, 17 Leslie St, Toronto, ON, Canada            Toronto, Canada

"Free puppy pa"--Park & Bark Dog Shows are a series of free public neighborhood and community-focused pop-up dog shows in Toronto. These pop-up outdoor markets gather the thousands of dog owners/lovers, their dogs, experts and exhibitors together to exchange information, shop, sample, hear expert speakers, and experience great new products and valuable services for their canine pets in Toronto.
​Saturday, 13th June                              9:00 am - 3:00 pm   email for visit time. 
Promised Land Animal Sanctuary

Promised Land 1969 Burnbrae Road Campbellford, Ontario

A passion project a lifetime in the making, Promised Land Animal Sanctuary opened its gates in November 2017, as a refuge for animals who have been neglected, abused or forgotten. We care for horses, chickens, ducks, pigs, goats, sheep, dogs and cats. Sometimes other animals find their way to our farm. All our farm friends receive lifelong care and shelter. While we do adopt some animals to appropriate homes, we also provide a permanent home for those who need it.

Located only two hours' drive east of Toronto, in Campbellford, Ontario. Sanctuary visits are by appointment. Please see our wish list.
Sunday, June 14th                 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
7th Annual Veg Expo, Vancover 

Vancouver Convention Centre West 1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3, Canada  Phone: +1 604-689-8232

Veg Expo is a day of celebration where we introduce new, innovative, inspiring products and services that you can implement into your lifestyle and to meet others that share their passion.
Sunday, June 14th           10:00 am – 3:00 pm
2020 Manitoba Pet Expo

Manitoba Pet Expo  3450 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3R 1V1

Come on out the 2020 Manitoba Pet Expo and see local animal rescues/shelters, animal advocacy groups, pet food companies, pet supply companies, pet service companies such as groomers, pet sitters, doggy daycare and local veterinarians.

Local crafters featuring pet related merchandise will be attending.Food vendors and more will be available. Silent Auction, 50/50 Raffle and Wine Raffle on site!  Well behaved pets are permitted to attend on leash. Please ensure your pets are up to date on their vaccinations.
Sunday, June 14th              5:00 pm-6:00 pm
  A Prayer for the Animals
~An official  Week for the Animals event~

Join all of us who would like to observe a moment of prayer or meditation for the precious animals. We are requesting prayers from 5-6 pm time on Sunday June 14, 2020.   This is an observance for everyone. 

Wherever you are, if you can observe a moment for the animals who need us...that collective energy will surely grow and bring light to our cause to love, assist and help them from any and all suffering.  For ideas, visit
Thursday & Friday, June 18-19th               8:00 am-4:00 pm
International Conference on Animal Science and Biotechnology

ICASB 2020: 14. International Conference on Animal Science and Biotechnology
June 18-19, 2020 in Toronto, Canada

The International Research Conference is a federated organization dedicated to bringing together a significant number of diverse scholarly events for presentation within the conference program. Events will run over a span of time during the conference depending on the number and length of the presentations.
Saturday,  June  20th          12:00 noon- 2:00 pm

Moose Jaw Humane  1755 Stadacona St. W , Moose Jaw, SK S6H 7K7

A 5 km Walk, riddles & prizes. A smaller walk with activities for the little legs with prizes. BBQ, vendors, face painting, bouncy castle, ice cream, emergency vehicles and more, all in support of your Moose Jaw Humane Society

Questions about this event? Amanda Tetarenko  306 692 1517  [email protected]

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