April 8, 2016

Serving our Bilingual Community

Humane education school presentations are
in both French and English

We at the OHS are dedicated to promoting animal welfare and building a compassionate community, but in order to do this we must be able to reach our whole community. While the sick, injured, and homeless animals we care for speak neither of Canada’s official languages, we recognize that a great many of the human residents of the Ottawa area are francophone. We know that we must extend our reach to include French speakers in order to further our mission to build a brighter, more humane community.  

Our goal is to provide important community services, be it reuniting lost pets with their owners, finding forever homes for homeless animals, or educating the public about animal welfare, in both official languages. To this end, we are currently in the process of translating OHS documents and materials, with a focus on those most frequently used by the public. Additionally, we are very proud to offer all of our humane education school presentations in both French and English. Since the beginning of this school year alone, we have provided French presentations to over 2,300 children and counting.

Kristen Brooker
Coordinator: Humane Education