Our CEO Reflects on 5 Years at EHS

Last week, I celebrated my 5-year anniversary at the Edmonton Humane Society (EHS). Looking back on the last five years, there is so much to reflect on and be proud of. When I joined EHS as CEO, one of my priorities was to create a new strategic plan. I loved this process as I was able to engage with our community and staff to gather their feedback, allowing us to build a foundation on which EHS could grow. Within the strategic plan, we completed several new projects to help us achieve operational excellence, including a risk management framework, which has helped us identify and mitigate many risks that organizations like ours face. As our current strategic plan will end in 2024, we are excited to continue paving the way with a new visionary plan that will move EHS and animal welfare forward. We have recently completed our first phase of stakeholder and public engagement to help shape this next plan and it has been inspiring to review the results and see the passion our community has for animals. Another highlight has been spending time with the many wonderful staff I have the privilege of working with. When I first started at EHS, I spent time shadowing them in their roles and I've continued to spend time with the team and learn about everything that [...]

By |2024-04-11T15:15:13-06:00April 11, 2024|

Setting Our Sights on Our Next Strategic Plan

We’re seeking input from our community on EHS’ future Four years ago, we set out to achieve an ambitious 2020 – 2024 Strategic Plan. But as the saying goes, “the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry." We had no idea what the world would be facing just a few short months later. Despite having to pivot how we do our work countless times through the pandemic, we’ve been able to make incredible strides towards our goals – with your support. Though we’re not quite at the finish line yet – and we’ll have more to share and celebrate when our 2020 – 2024 Strategic Plan comes to a close – we're already thinking ahead to what’s next. Once again, we’re calling on our community to provide feedback on how we can continue to improve and evolve at the Edmonton Humane Society (EHS). We could not do what we do without our community, including our staff and volunteers, donors and board members, our partners in the field of animal welfare, those who attend our events and utilize our many programs and services, and of course, the families who have opened their hearts and homes by adopting a new furry or feathered companion. You are the backbone of our mission to enrich the lives of people and companion animals. The experiences and [...]

By |2024-02-01T15:05:02-07:00February 1, 2024|

A Note from EHS’ New CEO, Liza

A Note from EHS' New CEO, Liza Like many of you, I have been a lifelong animal lover—right from my very first pet, Fifi the hamster, that I got in grade six. I couldn’t contain my excitement having her join my family after years of asking my parents for a pet. I’ve experienced that same excited feeling throughout my first week as CEO of the Edmonton Humane Society (EHS). This opportunity is a dream come true for me, and I am thrilled to be a part of such an incredible organization with endless potential to positively impact the people and pets in our community. I have been lucky enough to experience the impact of EHS myself, having adopted my first cat from EHS, and creating many memories with my rescue dogs while spending time in the Central Bark Dog Park. I have long admired and have a deep appreciation for the work that EHS has been doing in our community for over 110 years, and am humbled to have been entrusted with helping to shape the future of the Society. As I’ve been getting to know our team over the past week, I have seen a group of extremely passionate people who are dedicated to advancing animal welfare. I know that we couldn’t do this important work without your support though, and for that [...]

By |2019-04-05T13:36:28-06:00April 5, 2019|