To be a model of excellence in the advancement of animal welfare.


The Edmonton Humane Society enriches the lives of people and companion animals through animal sheltering, programs and services, and community engagement.

We Value 

  • The compassionate care of companion animals.
  • The humane treatment of all animals.
  • The meaningful bond between humans and animals.
  • Our staff and volunteers.
  • Our relationships with our partners and supporters.
  • Our role as a recognized community leader in animal welfare.
  • Fiscal responsibility and careful stewardship of our resources.

Our Strategic Plan

To continue our work to enrich the lives of people and companion animals, we have charted the direction forward with a strategic plan to guide our operations from 2020 until 2024.

This plan was developed with input from the following groups, through surveys and focus groups conducted in 2019:

  • Staff and Senior Leadership
  • Volunteers and Fosters
  • Members
  • Donors
  • Animal Welfare Partners
  • Our Board of Directors

The Edmonton Humane Society is a registered charity located in Edmonton, Alberta that is dedicated to the humane treatment and care of companion animals. This type of work cannot be done without our staff, volunteers, partners, and supporters who passionately care about animal welfare. Part of our role is to ensure the fiscal responsibility and careful stewardship of our resources. This plan outlines some of our goals to inform our path forward.

Our Animals

Ensure optimal quality of life for shelter animals we serve

Our Community

Lead and inspire humane action

Our People

Be an employer of choice and the best place to volunteer locally

Our Supporters

Cultivate the resources to achieve our vision and mission

Our Foundation

Achieve operational excellence that supports future growth

Questions? Contact feedback@edmontonhumanesociety.com

Autumn the Dog
  • Adoption Story

From nervous and scared, to courageous canine.

You know, a lot of things in life are simply luck. Autumn was lucky that kind people fell in love with her.