Forum 2023

AHC Forum 

The AHCs annual Forum is a vibrant meeting place for stakeholders in Canada’s animal health and welfare system. It provides an opportunity for all farmed animal stakeholders to collaborate in the work of animal health and welfare in Canada. Participants engage to learn more about AHC’s activities and priorities, hear from thought leaders on topical issues and to share actions and initiatives in relation to animal health and welfare.

Forum 2023 Program
Resilient Together: Building Sustainable Canadian Systems for People, Animals and the Environment
September 19-20, 2023 at the Infinity Convention Centre, Ottawa, Ontario

KeynoteEnvironmental Sustainability 
Dr. Bruce Lourie, Ivey Foundation
One of Canada's most influential leaders and experts on climate change and the transition to a net-zero economy

2023 Extreme Weather
Brad Andres, Emergency Management Director, Alberta Agriculture and Irrigation

Panel: Interface between Domestic Animals and Wildlife
Smallholder communications, mitigating health risks from wildlife and conservation considerations

Keynote, One Health Influences
Dr. Hélène Carabin, University of Montreal - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Canada Research Chair in Epidemiology and One Health

Resilient Together: Working together to reach animal health and animal welfare goals
Dr. Harpreet Kochhar, CFIA President

One Health Systems Thinking – How do we apply this in practical terms?
Dr. Katie Clow, Assistant Professor, University of Guelph 

Better Training for Safer Food
Dr. Desmond Maguire, Directorate-General for Health & Food Safety

Panel: Using Vaccines for Foreign Animal Diseases



Our annual Forum event will once again be taking place in person in Ottawa this September 2023! A virtual option for attendance is also being offered and more information about the program and registration will be forthcoming in the new year.    

To ensure we are able to offer a high-quality program, we are looking to you for sponsorship. This well-attended event typically hosts 125 in-person attendees and can also see close to one hundred more virtually. Our attendees are comprised of senior level policy and program staff related to animal health and welfare in the federal government and national producer associations representatives. The audience is also comprised of a number of provincial chief veterinarians, animal health laboratory representatives, a small number of producers, veterinarians in private practice, and from time to time some senior level government representatives.   

Click below to see our sponsorship packages for your consideration. They all provide an opportunity for you to share your organizations information with our many attendees and to showcase your support for Animal Health Canada. We would be happy to chat more with you about this opportunity and to see if there are other ideas you may have to ensure you receive value from your sponsorship of our event.   

Sponsorship Form

We are looking forward to once again welcome our members and many stakeholders to this much anticipated animal health and welfare event! 

Thank you to our 2023 Forum Sponsors!