Organization Information

Senior Staff at The Toronto Humane Society:   Strategic Plan:



Dr. Jacques Messier

Dr. Jacques Messier, DVM, MBA, joined THS as chief executive officer on September 1, 2011.

Dr. Messier has been involved in animal health and the veterinary industry for more than 35 years. Prior to joining THS, he worked as the Director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the University of Saskatchewan. After graduating with a Doctorate in Veterinarian Medicine at the University of Montreal in 1972, Jacques managed his own practice in Saskatchewan, which at the time was the largest private veterinary practice in Western Canada. Messier brings years of senior management experience to his role at THS having served as director of the Bureau of Veterinary Drugs, COO of KV Pharmaceutical (St. Louis) and CEO of Semex Alliance in Guelph, Ontario.

Skilled at building relationships with community organizations, Messier also brings key fundraising skills to the THS. A former CEO of Novopharm – one of Canada’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturers – he recently raised more than $3 million for the University
of Saskatchewan.




2014 - 2016

Financial Statements:

Year ended December 31, 2012

Year ended December 31, 2011

Year ended December 31, 2010

THS Bylaws:

THS Bylaws 2012

No Kill:

No Kill Directive

Animal Advocacy:

Spring Bear Hunt

Breed Specific Legislation

Outdoor Cats

Mandatory Spay-Neuter

Letter to Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua


New Shelter adoption hours are:

Monday to Friday - 11am to 6pm (animal viewing until 7pm)
Saturday and Sunday - 10am to 5pm (animal viewing until 6pm)