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 2020, our theme is "Steampunk on the Rails" with Guests of Honour Nicnak and Dodge Horse

 

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.

Thank you,
Stay safe, and stay well.

Black Lives Matter.

 

posted 2020/06/12

 

 



We look forward to seeing you all in 2021 - stay safe!



 

The room block for CanFURence 2020 for all registered attendees is opening on May 4, 2020!

You need to be registered for CanFURence 2020 before you can book your place in the CanFURence "sleeping car". Find out all the different types of berths you can choose from - suitable for modest budgets all the way up to railroad magnates - here: https://www.canfurence.ca/hotel

If you're already registered, we'll be sending you all the details on how to book your space. If you register on May 4th or later you'll see the booking code and link to the booking site on our registration site after your payment has been processed.

Don't have your ticket to join everyone on the rails? Go here https://www.canfurence.ca/registration/

Please keep a close watch on your email (and your spam folders, just in case) if you're already registered.

If you need any help with the registration process, please e-mail us at and one of our helpful staff members will be happy to assist and get you back on track!

Wondering about CanFURence 2020 and how we're dealing with COVID-19?  Click here!

 

 

posted 2020/04/29

 

 

 

The room block for CanFURence 2020 for all registered attendees is now open as of May 4, 2020!

You need to be registered for CanFURence 2020 before you can book your place in the CanFURence "sleeping car". Find out all the different types of berths you can choose from - suitable for modest budgets all the way up to railroad magnates - here: https://www.canfurence.ca/hotel

If you're already registered, you should have received an email with the details on how to book a room. If you register on May 4th or later (or you've misplaced your email) you'll see the booking code and link to the booking site on our registration site after your payment has been processed.

Don't have your ticket to join everyone on the rails? Go here https://www.canfurence.ca/registration/

Please keep a close watch on your email (and your spam folders, just in case) if you're already registered.

If you need any help with the registration process, please e-mail us at and one of our helpful staff members will be happy to assist and get you back on track!

Wondering about CanFURence 2020 and how we're dealing with COVID-19?  Click here!

 

 We're counting down the days to CanFURence 2020!

 

posted 2020/05/04

 

 

Statement issued by the Board of Directors:

March 15, 2020

 

Official statement from CanFURence's Board of Directors

 

Our Board of Directors would like to acknowledge the current concerns regarding Covid-19, as many conventions have needed to make difficult decisions recently. Although our convention is still several months away, this update was necessary given the circumstances, and because health and safety are always our top priorities.

 

We are closely monitoring the situation and will continue to work "full steam ahead" to bring furry fun to Ottawa this July 31st - Aug 2nd, 2020. As such, we will ensure that we do so with the most up-to-date information and recommendations from Ottawa Public Health, as well as our provincial and federal health authorities.

 

As always, please keep an eye on our official social media for any and all updates pertaining to our convention;

 

Twitter : https://twitter.com/canFURence
Telegram Announcement Channel: https://t.me/canfurence

If you have any questions, please contact us at:

 

Warm regards,

Board of Directors;
CoChairs: BT & Conre
Arc, Dia, Eilowny, Reiver & Xeno

 

This statement as a PDF

 

 

posted 2020/04/22


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