Animal Advocate Program

The Animal Advocate Program is suspended until further notice. Still interested in learning more about careers with animals? Join us via Zoom for our Youth Webinar: Animal-Related Careers!

Price: FREE                    
Jan. 21, 2022                      Register Now
1:30 p.m – 2:30 p.m

Have you always wanted to work with animals after you graduate?

Animal-related careers are all about hard work, and compassion. This great opportunity for youth who are interested in animal welfare to learn all about the OHS and a wide variety of animal-related careers. At the end of the day, each participant receives an OHS Animal Advocate Certificate of Completion.

Youth can look forward to:

  • A behind-the-scenes tour of the OHS
  • Learning about animal-related careers
  • Animal interaction
  • Live surgery viewing
  • Dog training demonstration and practice
  • Grooming demonstration and practice
  • Dog walking
  • Special guest speakers (e.g. dog trainers, vet techs, adoptions counsellors)

Age Requirement: Between 12 and 15 years of age

COVID-19 Safety Protocols: In order to create a safe environment for all youth and staff, proof of COVID-19 vaccination, daily pre-screening, masking and physical distancing will be required to participate in this program.

Upon arrival to the OHS for the first time, participants must present a valid COVID-19 vaccine certificate with official QR code. For more information, click here.

Animal Advocate Program Cancellation Policy: Refund requests received 48 hours in advance of the scheduled program are eligible for a refund of $35 ($25 administration fee). Refund requests received within 48 hours of the scheduled program are not eligible for a refund. Note: Full refunds will be issued in the event the OHS has to cancel a scheduled program

For more information, contact our supervisor: programs by phone at 613-725-3166, ext. 298 or by email at