Canada's Capital Furry Convention
Since 2016, CanFURence has been bringing people from all over the world together in Ottawa to celebrate the furry fandom in all of its creativity, diversity, and fun! Whether you are a fan of cartoon animals, cinematic creatures, or mascot characters, CanFURence caters to fans of all things anthropomorphic.
For 2021, we're creating a special event in November with a theme of "The Furs are Back in Town"
For 2022, our theme will be "Steampunk on the Rails" with Guests of Honour Nicnak and Dodge Horse
November 12 through 14, 2021
Delta Hotels Ottawa City Centre
101 Lyon Street North
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Featured Artist: Eevachu
Countdown to CanFURence 2021 at Delta Hotels Ottawa City Centre
Countdown to CanFURence 5 in 2022 (date is subject to change)
CanFURence we're tired of the pandemic edition?
Gnarly news incoming!
We are thrilled to announce that CanFURence 2021 is officially a GO!!
That's right, we are planning for an IN-PERSON event - Friday November 12, 2021 - Sunday, November 14th, 2021 at the Delta Hotels Ottawa City Centrel in Downtown Ottawa!
Keep your ears perked for hotel/registration info and updates to be announced via the website (www.canfurence.ca) Twitter, Telegram, and Facebook.
But what does that all mean? Here’s what we know at the moment:
- We will have an attendance cap of 500.
- We may have to limit or reinvent some activities or amenities related to fursuiting, dances, or live events to ensure everyfur is safe.
- This year's event comes with a new theme and title called “The Furs are Back in Town” a rad 80s/90s theme that also represents our return to the convention scene!
- CanFURence 5; "Steampunk: On The Rails" will be back next year in 2022.
- We are committed to put on as fly a show as ever.
As always, feel free to email us at with any questions. Please keep in mind that some questions may not have answers right now as we sort through some unknowns and keep track of the ongoing local and national regulations to ensure we can hold our event safely and responsibly.
We will make more announcements as soon as more information is available. See you in November for some far out fun!
“The Furry Fandom is a welcoming place that celebrates personal identity and diversity.”
Those words are often spoken, and many of us hear them and realize that this could be a community for us to feel genuinely at home.
CanFURence wants to help make that a solid part of our fandom.
We are requesting those who are Black, Indigenous, Persons of Colour, women, transgender, disabled, or nonbinary to please join us and share your experiences both with our con and within the fandom as a whole.
What would you like to see done in order to make this community better?
We want to have your voices and opinions not only heard but to assist in making this fandom, and our con, better by creating a safe, inclusive place for all. You are free to submit this feedback anonymously. No names or email addresses will be made public regardless of method of submission.
We also have several leadership positions available within multiple departments which will be linked in a separate document in a few days. Additional staff positions are also open for all departments. We ask that anyone interested submit these inquiries to with the subject line “CanFUR Staff inquiry”
From all of us at CanFURence
And a messge from Shard, our Communications Dept. Head.
My name is Shard, and I want to be very clear why I have written this request for CanFURence.
I am a transgender, adopted Colombian woman living in the United States. I cannot, and will not, speak for anyone besides myself. This fandom is an amazing place filled with incredible people. I want to truly see this con and this community really embrace the diversity we have.
To do that, we need to be heard and be seen.
I know it's easy to say that a lot of this feedback may have been given elsewhere before, but the reason we're asking like this right now is to affirm what the community needs so we can make those changes with a full reference. Communication is an amazing thing, and I want to see it here, so we can push for the changes that need to happen.
So, as a personal request: Please, speak up. Let your voice be heard here.
Stay safe, and stay well,
CanFURence Communications Dept. Head,
Shard Solacene Wintreswolf (She/Her)
As Canadians, it may feel easy for us to see what is happening in America right now and feel that it may not involve us. This could not be farther from the truth. This is not just an American problem, and we must acknowledge our own country's harmful actions and words both past and present. We are not excluded. We need to stand together and speak out against racism and discrimination, no matter where it's coming from.
As furries, we pride ourselves in having a diverse and inclusive community. It's a place where so many of us feel safe to express who we are. We claim to welcome everyone regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender identity, and sexuality; but that doesn't mean we are doing all we can to let people be themselves. There is still discrimination and ignorance here, and we must accept that we have to do more in order to genuinely create a space where all furries are able to speak freely and be heard.
At CanFURence, we do not accept intolerance or discrimination. We state firmly that Black Lives Matter, with no exception. We stand with the Black community in solidarity against the violence, ignorance, injustice, and racism that so many have endured. This cannot continue. Not in our fandom, and not in our world.
The Board of Directors will be discussing more ways to ensure that all are truly welcome, and everyone is able to feel truly safe at our con. We also would like you to help us better support the people of colour within the fandom. Share them with us and help us promote them.
Please remember that this does not go away when trending stops. This is a part of our world that we must continue to work towards the ending of within our communities.
Stay safe, and stay well.
Black Lives Matter.