Animal Welfare Clubs

In-School Animal Welfare Clubs

As we reopen, we are planning to reintroduce Animal Welfare Clubs in September 2022.

Find out more about our reopening plans.

Calling all Grade 6-8 students and teachers! The OHS has a unique extra-curricular opportunity for you.

OHS Animal Welfare Clubs are a platform for like-minded students to come together twice a month, to take action on local issues that they’re passionate about related to animal welfare in the community.

Each club chapter is led by a teacher volunteer, who is provided with comprehensive learning materials, guided plans and on-going support from the OHS humane education team. The club experience is designed to provide students with an opportunity to develop enhanced communication, leadership and organizational skills.

Annual Animal Welfare Club Conference – Held at the OHS!

There are multiple club chapters in Ottawa and it’s important that as the school year ends, we celebrate each club’s accomplishments. All clubs who are officially registered will be invited to attend the annual Club Conference, hosted at the OHS.

During the conference, students have the opportunity to meet with club members from other schools, learning about the topics they chose to focus on throughout the year and how they accomplished their goals. Awards are given out to students with outstanding achievements, followed by a pizza lunch, club photos, a behind-the-scenes tour and of course, visits with a few OHS animals.

Get Started!

Download a copy of the OHS Animal Welfare Club Guidebook to learn more about this exciting program and to start a club in your school today!

All clubs must be officially registered with the OHS to participate in the annual conference. Club registration is FREE, so be sure to complete the Registration Form on page four of the guidebook. If you have any questions or feedback about this program, please reach out to the coordinators: humane education by email at or by phone at (613) 725-3166 ext. 204.

Download Guidebook