Make some new fur-iends

Humane Education is great way to empower people of all ages by engaging them with programs that range from animal care & protection, environmental preservation, interpersonal relationship building, to human rights. We seek to provide educational opportunities and experiences that support the development of a strong community,  passionate about animal welfare.

Spring Bark Day Camps

March 25 – 28, 2024

Spring is in the air, and so is the excitement at the Edmonton Humane Society! Our Spring Bark Day Camps are back and better than ever, offering a paw-some opportunity for kids aged 6 to 12.

Pet-Sitters Course

Empower youth with the knowledge and skills they need to safely interact with and care for common pets. Designed for youth aged 10 to 15, this one day course will teach students how to compassionately care for pets while their owners are away.

Please note: EHS does not hold any liability for pets being pet cared for by someone who has completed the Pet-Sitters course.

Frequently Asked Questions

While we do our best to ensure that children have ample opportunities to interact with live animals, due to the nature of our work, and the unpredictability of our animal population at any given time, we are unable to guarantee animal interactions in any of our programs.

At EHS, an animal interaction can consist of either physically interacting with a live animal or observing our current shelter residents. Throughout camps, we provide educational instruction and discuss topics such as Animal Welfare and Identifying Body Language in Companion Animals, encouraging participants to use this meaningful knowledge to foster respectful interactions with all animals throughout their lifetime.

Our summer camps will open for booking around mid-May each year. We recommend that you follow us on social media and sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date with our most recent announcements.

While you can absolutely enroll your child in multiple weeks of camp, please be aware that some activities and the overall structure will repeat or be similar in nature.

EHS aims to provide camps during different school breaks throughout the year such as Fall, Winter, Spring Break and PD days (subject to sufficient staffing resources). We recommend that those interested in our camp offerings follow us on social media and sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date with our most recent announcements.

Humane Education Virtual Programs

What’s Included:

  • Lightening Fast Email Confirmation
  • 30-Day access for pre-recorded programs and reminders for how and when to access live programs.
  • Some programs also include printable resource guides with information on our services and activities you can do at home or follow-along with!
  • BONUS: Some serious feel good vibes for supporting EHS and the work we do!

We proudly support teachers and home educators!

If you are an educator who would like to facilitate one of our programs with your class but are facing financial restrictions, please contact us today to discuss options: [email protected]

For free resources and activities visit Humane Education @ Home to watch Connect with Pet videos, download colouring pages, activity guides, word searches and more!

Pre-Recorded Virtual Presentations – $20.00 CAD

Ideal for at home learners, home educators and in-class educators to share information on demand with their students about the topics listed. All pre-recorded presentations are accessible for 30 days and include a small content package with purchase.

Who We Are, What We Do

  • Program Focus: Discover what an animal shelter is and all that goes into operating the Edmonton Humane Society. We will talk about different animals that have been at EHS and how you can help animals both in the shelter and in your community. You’ll even get to come along on a virtual behind-the-scenes tour or our facility!
  • Suitable Ages: All Ages – Recommended 5+
  • Themes covered: The history of EHS, animals we care for, the different departments at EHS, and an introduction to the adoptions process.
  • Run Time: Approximately 20 Minutes

Caring Companions

  • Program Focus:  Learn about the basic needs of animals and be introduced the concepts of ‘The Five Domains’ and ‘The Five Freedoms’ of animal welfare. We’ll share what responsible ownership is and how to apply this knowledge when supporting the care of companion animals.
  • Suitable Ages: All Ages – Recommended 8+
  • Themes covered: Different types of pets, Basic Needs of Animals, Five Domains & Freedoms of Animal Welfare, Responsible Pet Ownership & Enrichment.
  • Run Time: Approximately 20 minutes

Questions? Email [email protected]