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


Thank you to our 2023 Forum Sponsors!