Humane Education is a great way to empower young people through engaging in activities that cover a wide range of topics such as animal care & protection, environmental preservation, and human rights.

All programs have been built with Alberta Curriculum Connections. Teachers, day-care programmers, scout, and other youth leaders can start inspiring the children they work with by booking an EHS program with content tailored to the age indicated during booking. Presentations are able to be provided to a range of ages but please be aware that the content of the programs is tailored to be most engaging to those who will not find it either too advanced or not challenging enough.

Prices: Range from $42 – $195 for programs

Courses are available Off-Site (at your facility), in person, or virtually at EHS.

For Off-Site: Maximum distance from EHS is 100 km with bookings at locations 35 to 70km from the Edmonton Humane Society subject to an additional $50 travel fee.

For Virtual Programs: All programs are facilitated through zoom and available for groups up to 40 from a single terminal or up to 40 separate terminals/invitations

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Humane Education Programs

Young Readers Program

This 45-minute virtual program is designed for children ages 4 – 6, who will learn how to be “animal friends” through the power of a story that teaches how to interact appropriately with animals. Each book brings to life themes of empathy and caring for living beings.

Children will also engage in a short activity about animal safety and how to appropriately interact with a pet.

Themes covered: Empathy, Animal Safety, Animal Behaviour and Communication, Respect, Teasing, Compassion, Feelings & Interacting with Animals Appropriately.

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Book “Young Readers Program” At Your Facility

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Who We Are & What We Do

In this one-hour virtual program, students will learn all about EHS, what an animal shelter is, and what goes on behind the scenes to make it run. Our program leader will talk about different animals we have seen at EHS and how you can help animals in your community today. Content difficulty is tailored to the age group you identify during registration

Fun Fact: Did you know the Edmonton Humane Society is over 100 years old?!

Themes covered: Different types of pets, Basic Needs of Animals, Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare, Responsible Pet Ownership & Enrichment.

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Book “Who We Are, What We Do” At Your Facility

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New Animal Adoption Process

Caring Companions

In this one-hour virtual program, participants will learn about the basic needs of all animals and the five freedoms of animal welfare. Students will be introduced to the concepts of responsible pet ownership and apply their knowledge in a cooperative activity on the needs of companion animals. Content difficulty is tailored to the age group you identified during registration.

Themes covered: Different types of pets, Basic Needs of Animals, Five Freedoms of Animal Welfare, Responsible Pet Ownership & Enrichment.

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Book “Caring Companions” at your facility

Book Your Virtual Session

Pre-Recorded Virtual Presentations

Ideal for at home learners, home educators and in-class educators to share information on demand with their students about the topics listed. All pre-recorded presentations are accessible for 30 days and include a small content package with purchase. Visit our virtual programs page to learn more.

Check Out Virtual Programs From EHS

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