Projects in the North

We want to share some of the great work being done by our dedicated network of community partners.  Here are just a few examples of how together, we are creating healthy communities for animals and people in the North.

Celebrating partnerships in the North: Naotkamegwanning First Nation
Since 2015, the Ontario SPCA has been working collaboratively alongside Naotkamegwanning First Nation (Whitefish Bay), supporting their Community wellness initiatives for pets and people.

Provincial Animal Transfer program at work
A plane carrying 58 community dogs in search of new homes arrived at the Peterborough Airport from Big Trout Lake First Nation. This is a community about 500 kilometres north of Thunder Bay.

Indigenous Corporate Training with Bob Joseph: Respect, understanding and animals
Bob Joseph, founder of Indigenous Corporate Training Inc., has provided training on Indigenous relations since 1994. He joins us on our podcast now to share thoughts on Indigenous understandings of animals and animal welfare.

Celebrating Partnerships in the North: Second Chance Pet Network, Dryden
We are so grateful to work alongside Second Chance Pet Network to support their community and animals in the North.


Spay/Neuter Clinics in First Nation Communities Animals Voice Pawdcast: Season 2, Episode 2

Host, Kevin MacKenzie, speaks with Nancy Larsen, President and Co-Founder of the Alberta Spay/Neuter Task Force and R.J. Bailot, Co-Founder and Board Member of the Alberta Spay/Neuter Task Force. Nancy and R.J. explain what the Alberta Spay/Neuter Task Force is and why it is important to have spay/neuter clinics in First Nation Communities.

Supporting the North: Year of the Northern Dog Program: Season 7, Episode 6

In this podcast we speak to Daryl Vaillancourt, Senior Director of Humane Programs and Community Outreach at the Ontario SPCA. He sheds light on the purpose of the program, our amazing partners, and how we’re hoping to help northern communities with their dog overpopulation.

In the News…

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society transports over 180 dogs from Northern communities in June to help them find new homes

72 dogs make 2,000-kilometre journey from Northern communities to find new homes

Northern dogs headed south to find homes amid fire evacuations

Partners in the North: Second Chance Pet Network, Dryden, Ont.

Pet adoption mission transports 70 Northern cats to find new homes across Ontario

Oreo’s puppies highlight the need for services in the North

The Volunteer Factor: Northern Projects

Celebrating partnerships in the North: Naotkamegwanning First Nation

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