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 2022, our theme will be "Steampunk: On The Rails" with Guests of Honour Nicnak and Dodge Horse


“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.

All submissions should be sent to with the subject line “Feedback 2020”. Help us learn, understand, and grow in a way that allows our community to truly welcome everybody.

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”

Thank you,
From all of us at CanFURence


And a messge from Shard, our Communications Dept. Head.

Hey there,

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)


posted 2020/07/29


CanFURence 2020

July31 to August 2nd, 2020

The Westin Ottawa
11 Colonel By Drive,
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 9H4

Our special Guests of Honour: Nicnak and Dodge Horse!

Our 2020 theme is Steampunk on the Rails

For 2020, we're returning to our origins in downtown Ottawa, as we move to a new home for 2020 at The Westin Ottawa!.  Next to the Rideau Canal, a short walk to the Byward Market.


posted 2019/08/04



On October 6th, 2018, we had to postpone the October Pawprints at the Pub due to a last-minute scheduling conflict with the venue which, sadly, could not be avoided.

After a discussion at that time with the new bar management and current owners of our host (Pub 101,) we came to the conclusion that this venue was not the right spot to be the home of our Pawprints events. Between changes in management, changes to our agreement with the Pub, and the feedback provided by attendees on the first Pawprints in the Pub survey which highlighted issues with the space, including accessibility for those with disabilities, it became apparent that the Pawprints in the Pub events were not going to develop into the inclusive, casual, monthly get-together we had hoped they would. As a result, all future Pawprints in the Pub are being cancelled indefinitely.

Does this mean there won’t be anymore Pawprints events?

We love hosting the Pawprints events and, in fact, are looking to gather information to see what you want from a Pawprints event.

This is where you can help. We have created a small survey to help us find out what type of events we should host, and how frequently. If you’ve been to one of our previous events, or just have your own opinions to share, please participate. This will allow us to try and locate a suitable venue that can meet the needs of most of you so that we can continue to provide fun, furry-filled events.

Help us out by filling out the survey!







Wondering about where to flop during CanFURence 2019?  Some of the Mystery is revealed! 

Get the low down on it all here!  And this is one classy joint.





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