Pets Canada takes on Parliament Hill

Parliament Hill is full of pet lovers! This year marks our very first Hill Day advocacy event on Parliament Hill.  Pets Canada put together a team of fourteen delegates made up of association members to engage federal decision-makers on two very important topics brought to us by our members: removing the GST on pet food products and including pets in the National Adaptation Strategy, with respect to evacuation planning.  

Help Remove the GST from Pet Food

We are thrilled to share some exciting news that was announced during the Pets Canada Industry Shows – our commitment to two crucial advocacy issues that will shape the future of our industry and the lives of our beloved pets; Removing GST from Pet Food Products and the inclusion of pets in the National Adaption […]

Petcurean – Philanthropy Award Winner

Leadership, mentorship, community, and advocacy work.  These are the pillars that inspired the John and Kelly Ayres Philanthropy Award and the tenets of all the Canadian Pet Community Awards.  Just over a year ago, we introduced the John and Kelly Ayers Philanthropy Award in our ongoing campaign to highlight the outstanding work our Pets Canada […]

Pets Canada Industry Show Shines in Drummondville

Hosted in beautiful Quebec, the 2023 Drummondville Pets Canada Industry Show welcomed over 1300 pet professionals from all over the province and beyond to the largest industry-exclusive event in the region.  This show marked the official introduction of Pets Canada (formerly PIJAC Canada) in Quebec and a celebration of 35 years as Canada’s largest pet […]

Working with the Canadian Disaster Response Organization to Help Community Pets

Just recently, I received a call from the head of the Canadian Disaster Response Organization (CDRO), Jim Montgomery.  A former colleague from my emergency management days, Jim is the CEO of the not-for-profit organization and works with the Ontario Solicitor General for Emergency Services, ensuring sufficient support for provincial responses to emergency evacuations of First […]

Ontario MNRF: Assessing Species for Prohibition

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is currently assessing different aquatic species, both plant and animal, for prohibition in Ontario under the Ontario Invasive Species Act.

Advocacy Across the Country

Pets Canada continues to engage with decision-makers at all levels of government to advance the welfare of pets and fair representation of the pet sector across the country.

Rabbit Owners

We were asked for help with a PhD research project through the university of Guelph focusing on understanding social and environmental factors related to the pet rabbit owning experience and pet rabbit welfare. This is an excellent opportunity for rabbit-owning families to be part of some important research to help understand rabbit care (e.g., diet, […]

PIJAC CanadaTurns 35!

It all started with a fight, followed by a crazy idea Three and a half decades ago a group of embattled business owners came together to fight a piece of unfair business legislation targeting the pet sector and they won.  Bolstered by their success and support from PIJAC (US) The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council […]