AWANBC hosts an annual conference each fall and also offers seminars, workshops, and other events throughout the year that support networking, advocacy, and capacity building for our members and BC’s animal welfare community.

Upcoming Events

AWANBC 2019 Conference

October 26, 2019
Executive Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre
Coquitlam, BC
Conference: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Networking Reception: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Keynote Speaker
Kate Hurley, DVM UC Davis
Presentation: “From One Sneeze to a Million Lives

Guest Speakers
Marc Peralta, Best Friends Animal Society: “Communities Unite
Debbie Widolf, Author: TBD
Inga Fricke, Humane Society of the United States: “Building Humane Communities
Christine Robinson, Canadian Animal Assistance Team: “Pet Population Management Programs”
Joanne Caldwell, Spirit’s Mission: “Animal Wellness in Remote and Under-Served Communities”

Past Events

October 2018 – Connection & Collaboration Conference: Strengthening community for pets and people
October 2017 – Connection & Collaboration Conference: Transforming animal welfare in BC
May 2017 – Taking Care of Business: Succession Planning for Animal Rescue