Kids’ Programs & Education

If your child loves animals – our kids’ programs are perfect for them!

Kids’ Camps

Our camps focus on animals and fostering kindness to all living beings. Not only will your children have positive experiences  with animals, they will learn about animal characteristics, how to care for our pets and how to be responsible pet guardians – all while having a lot of fun! Camps include Family Week Camp, Summer Camps, Spring Break Camps and Single Day Camps. Click here for more information.

Pajama Party

Once a month we offer kids’ pajama parties for parents wanting a chance of uninterrupted romance (date night!), sleep, or  grocery shopping. Children wear their pajamas, bring a blanket, and join us for a fun evening from 6:00pm-8:30pm at the CAHS. Register now as space is limited!

*Pajama Parties are for children aged 5 and over and costs $20 per child

Questions? Call 403-932-2072 or email shelter@cochranehumane.ca

Pajama Party Dates:
September 22
October 27
November 24
December 15

Kids’ Birthday Partiesglobal-pet-foods-2016-logo

Host your birthday party here at the shelter! This is a unique opportunity we offer to children who want to celebrate their birthday with the animals.

Birthday Party Fee: $175

Your birthday party package will include:

    • Use of our party space for 2 hours
    • A party host led program which includes;

An orientation and tour of the shelter
Animal themed activity or craft
A visit from a special animal guest

  • Time for your personal birthday celebration (cake time, gift opening, etc.)
  • Use of our refrigerator, cake knife, pizza cutter
  • All set up and clean up

Contact education@cochranehumane.ca or 403-932-2072 for more information or to book your party.

Thank you to our sponsor Global Pet Foods Cochrane!

Tours

We open our doors for a variety of children and youth groups who want to learn more about the animals in our care. Each group receives a personalized tour of our facility by knowledgeable volunteers and the opportunity for small animal, puppy + kitten cuddle time as available.

School Presentations

Are you a school who would like one of our representatives to come to your school and speak to the children about what the Cochrane & Area Humane Society does? Contact education@cochranehumane.ca or 403-932-2072 for more information.

Cochrane & Area Humane Society Scholarship

There will be up to four $1,000 scholarships awarded each year. These will go to students who:

  • are in Grade 12 in a Morley or Cochrane area high school;
  • have been accepted at a post secondary institute to pursue a career in a field related to human or animal care, health, medicine or education;
  • have completed meaningful volunteer hours at the Cochrane and Area Humane Society; and
  • have demonstrated participation in extracurricular activities, school sports, or part time employment.

Application deadline is April 30, 2017. Download an application form.

Volunteer Opportunities for Teens

Click here to find out about our volunteer opportunities for teens 13-15. Once you are 16, you can volunteer on your own for a variety of different jobs.

Humane Classroom of the Year Award

Each year we will select a classroom from Cochrane and area whose students worked hard to learn about humane education, raise awareness or fundraise for the shelter and animals in our community.

The recipient will receive:

  • An attractive classroom award certificate
  • Recognition in our newsletter
  • The warm appreciation of all our staff, volunteers and pets!

More information is available on the Animal Shelters and Volunteerism lesson plan page.

For more information email education@cochranehumane.ca or call (403) 932-2072.

Humane Education

For our Online Educational Curriculum, click here.

River

Adopted 2017

We changed Chloe’s name to River! She responded to it from the moment we’ve called her that and her recall is coming along so well! It helps that she is very food motivated. She’s learned to shake both paws and give a high 10, spin, sit, wait, and lay down. Her favourite thing to do is run, and man is she fast! Her second favourite thing to do is play with her sister Ellie Mae! They tucker each other out every day! On walks, Ellie’s bloodhound nose points out all the best smells and River always wants to sniff it too. We think she is very happy here in her new home she certainly looks it! Thanks so much for helping us add River to our family!

Meet. Adopt. Love.