Apart from the accomplishments listed by dates, SPA Canada organizes other activities that are highlighted here:
January to August – 1054 Canadian news articles analyzed for study, research and publication purposes.
January to August – More than 472 hours of research and development to advance bills and municipal bylaws, for the implementation of pro-animal initiatives, to set up corporate initiatives, etc.
January to August – More than 300 calls processed this year. The SPA Canada Hotline is a national reference system for Canadian citizens that aims to answer public questions about the cause of animals. In discussing with them, we try to make them proactive to become actors of positive changes in the situations for which they contact us. In addition, 62 calls to assist people who call us to denounce a situation of animal cruelty or a wild animal found in distress and refer them to the appropriate resources as needed.
January to August – More than 100 questions from the public related to the cause of animals on our email addresses, our website or by mail.
January to August – More than 324 hours of face-to-face education on the street, door-to-door, in events, in schools, etc. This represents over 8,100 interactions with different people and an estimate of 97,200 passers-by who saw the SPA Canada presence.
January to August – Promotion of animal rights events and informative materials via the web. Production of 21,000 flyers, posters and banners.
January to August – Loan of our premises for meetings and / or preparation of activities, loan of our material resources as well as donations of financial resources in Montreal to groups or individuals as part of our Financial Assistance Program for Animal Rights Activism Projects.
January to May – Management of an intern from the Collège de Maisonneuve to help accomplish the SPA Canada mission through our Student and Newcomer Internship Program. A total of 135 hours at the office has been completed. All new interns must view the documentary Earthlings or Dominion and participate in a discussion on the subject of animal rights. In addition to having a rewarding experience with SPA Canada, interns are educated about animal rights issues, issues often unknown to most of them.
January to August – Management of 8 new participants in community and compensatory work in partnership with the Ministry of Justice, the City of Montreal and the YMCAs of Montreal to help with the mission of SPA Canada. Management related to our Compensation and Community Work Assistance Program. A total of 172 volunteer hours in the following areas were completed: data entry, computer work, office maintenance, campaign support, construction / renovation. All new volunteers have to view the Earthlings or Dominion documentary and participate in a discussion on the subject of animal rights. In addition to living a rewarding experience in SPA Canada, volunteer participants are educated about animal rights issues, issues often unknown to most.