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, our theme is "Steampunk on the Rails" with Guests of Honour Nicnak and Dodge Horse

Stronger Together

Stronger Together as an integral part of CanFURence is commited to not only to act as its charity department, but as a way to:

  • promote social awareness of the challenges faced by members of our fandom,

  • fight stigmas associated with these challenges,

  • encourage a sense of community in the hope that our social networks act as safety nets in times of need.


Our 2020 Charity: Courageous Companions

Courageous Companions, a volunteer-driven non-profit group which provides trained service dogs to military service personnel, veterans and first responders diagnosed with an operational stress injury are back again as the charity for CanFURence 2020.

Check back here for further information about Courageous Companions, Stronger Together and what we have in store for you at CanFURence 2020!

Meanwhile, feel free to visit Courageous Companions’ website to quench your curiosity, at


How can you help?

Be Generous!


Get help if your need it

Sign up for CPR training

  • CPR isn't just for paramedics! Being ready to react in medical emergency situations saves lives!

Sign up for suicide prevention training

  • Learn to identify suicidal behaviors and how to help your loved ones choose life.

Tell us What you Think!

  • email us at

Be there for each other

  • Because we're Stronger Together



Charities supported by CanFURence:
Event YYYY-MM Charity Supported Funds Raised
CanFURence 2019 2018-08 Courageous Companions $9075.70
CanFURence 2018 2018-08 Courageous Companions $10,000.61
CanFURence 2017* 2017-11 Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue $5,071.00
CanFURence 2016* 2016-11 Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue $5,675.30

* - includes amounts raised at PawPrints Events during the year leading up to the CanFURence Event.


Register Now to Attend CanFURence!