Advancing Animal Health & Welfare in Canada

National Farmed Animal Health and Welfare Council

The National Farmed Animal Health and Welfare Council is the only national organization that brings together industry, federal, provincial and territorial partners to provide collaborative guidance on a cohesive, functional and responsive farmed animal health and welfare system in Canada.

The Council is a not for profit corporation jointly funded by members which include federal, provincial, and territorial governments, industry organizations, and other partners working in animal health and welfare in Canada.  

Council Vision:

Canada values and supports the health care and welfare of the farmed animal population and its contribution to the well-being of people, the environment and the Canadian Economy.          


  • To establish a harmonized and integrated approach to the management of the broad animal health and welfare program continuum and system in Canada;
  • To provide scientific, strategic and policy advice and recommendations on animal health and welfare matters to the public and private sectors;
  • To undertake activities that advance animal health and welfare in Canada