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A Toronto Humane Society membership means you’re supporting one of the world’s leading humane societies. We promote the humane care and protection of all animals and prevent cruelty and suffering. We celebrate the bond between animals and humans.

Here’s why you should join us.

Toronto Humane Society is a charity with a longstanding history within the city of Toronto, founded in 1887 we have been a voice for the voiceless for over 130 years. The Board of Directors guides the organization and the membership elects the Board. All members who live or work within 60km of 11 River Street have voting privileges at the Annual General Meeting.

As a thank you for becoming a Toronto Humane Society member you will receive:

  • A free subscription to AnimalTalk magazine
  • A New Beginnings calendar
  • Weekly updates through our email newsletter, Scratching Post

And, the best benefit of all is knowing that you’re helping to improve the lives of animals!

Membership Fees

Annual Membership

Senior Membership (65+)

Volunteer Membership




Become a Member Today

If you’d like to join the strong, diverse and engaged membership of Toronto Humane Society please download the membership application form and return it to us by mail.

Toronto Humane Society
Attn: Membership
11 River Street
Toronto, ON M5A 4C2

Member Requirements

Success comes from a strong, diverse and engaged membership made up of individuals committed to advancing animal welfare. To maintain equality among members and inspire confidence in the democratic process:

  •  Members must support Toronto Humane Society’s mission statement – to promote the humane care and protection of all animals and to prevent cruelty and suffering.
  • Members must not have been convicted of an offence under the laws of any Canadian jurisdiction respecting the care, custody or treatment of animals.
  • Members must abide by the Toronto Humane Society’s Member Code of Conduct.
  • Members must attest to the accuracy of the information provided on the membership application form.
  •  Toronto Humane Society reserves the right to rescind the membership of anyone who knowingly provides false information.

Payment Methods

Toronto Humane Society accepts payments by credit card (MasterCard, Visa and American Express), cheque (payable to the Toronto Humane Society), debit card and cash.

  • Cash and debit payments are accepted in person at our facility. Please do not send cash in the mail!
  • Membership fees are 100% tax deductible. Membership fees must be paid by the applicant, from the applicant’s own funds.
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