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You won't want to miss Animal Grantmakers' 2024 Conference, which will be held October 27 - 30 in beautiful Toronto, Canada in partnership with Humane Canada. In addition to bringing together animal funders and advocates from across North America and beyond, the international gathering will not only celebrate Animal Grantmakers' 25th Anniversary, but will also recognize and foster ways to collaborate and make a difference for animals. Check back soon for more information.

If you have any questions, please contact Jill Hoffman, membership and communications consultant, at; or, Lisa Rapps, conference coordinator, at


All international travelers must carry acceptable identification when entering Canada. A passport is required since it's the only reliable and universally-accepted identification document for the purpose of international travel. Additionally, while American travelers can presently enter the U.S. or Canada up until the day their passports expire (Government of Canada), as a general rule, passports must be valid for six months beyond the date travelers will exit the United States (U.S. Customers and Border Protection), which is highly recommended as a precaution. If you need to renew your passport (or apply for one), please do so early. Visit the official website of the Government of Canada or the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs' website for more information on traveling to Canada.


The Animal Grantmakers Annual Conference is limited to members of Animal Grantmakers and organizations that are primarily grantmakers. If you are interested in learning more about Animal Grantmakers and attending the conference for free as a first-time guest, please contact


Barbara Cartwright, Co-Chair
Humane Canada

Mitchell Fox, Co-Chair
Summerlee Foundation

Rory Adams
PetSmart Charities

Melanie Anderson
Summerlee Foundation

Joan Casey
Summerlee Foundation

Larry Green, Board President
Botstiber Institute for Wildlife Fertility Control

Tara Hellewell
Humane Canada

Jill Hoffman
Animal Grantmakers (Consultant)

Luke Klein
Alternatives Research & Development Foundation

Camille Labchuk
Animal Justice

Louisa McCune
Kirkpatrick Foundation

Karine Parvin
Donner Canadian Foundation

Hilary Pickles
Lush Cosmetics

Lisa Rapps
ANTHiLL Events – Conference Coordinator

Andrew Rowan
Wellbeing International

Melissa Rubin
Greater Good Charities

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