The 2020 Prosecution of Animal Abuse Online Conference. November 27 – 28, 2020

A conference by

Presenting Sponsor

About the conference:

This two-day conference, held annually since 2015, provides networking and professional development opportunities for Crown Prosecutors and allied professionals across Canada. The goal of the conference is to facilitate the sharing of information and resources about animal cruelty and the Violence Link in order to ensure that crimes against animals are prosecuted effectively and efficiently.

In order to comply with travel restrictions and keeping attendants’ safety top of mind, Humane Canada™ will be hosting the 2020 conference online. An online conference format helps attendees, sponsors and exhibitors save on travel and accommodation costs, helping expand the reach and networking opportunities between participants.

Who is this conference for?

– Crown Prosecutors

– Allied professionals working in any field involved in prosecuting crimes against animals. These could be: animal enforcement and animal protection officers, lawyers, policymakers, government officials, and academics.


– Specialized training for crown prosecutors that reflects current best practices in efficient and effective animal abuse prosecutions.

– Creation of a community of Crown prosecutors dedicated to increasing the number and consistency of successful prosecutions of animal cruelty cases under the Criminal Code of Canada.

– Sessions provided for Crown new to prosecuting animal abuse and those who are seasoned experts.

– Increased interaction with speakers though live sessions and Q/A.

– Increased networking opportunities both 1-1 and in groups.

– Ability to watch sessions post-event.

– Experienced and knowledgeable speakers from your sector.


Thanks to our presenting sponsor, Donner Canadian Foundation, up to 40 Crown Prosecutors will have access to complimentary registration. These registrations will be available on a first come, first served basis.

The following fees apply to allied professionals (see definition of allied professionals above):

– Humane Canada™ members: $75
To find out if your organization is a Humane Canada member, please click here.

– Non Humane Canada™ members: $95

Please stay tuned for registration opening this October.

If you have any questions about this conference, please reach out to us at