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Privacy Policy

The Guelph Humane Society respects the privacy of it members, sponsors, donors, and friends and the sensitivity and security of personal information. Personal information is collected by Guelph Humane Society and is done in accordance with Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (“FIPPA”)

The information collected by the Guelph Humane Society is used in support of our membership program and fundraising activities. Guelph Humane Society may contact you (by mail, email, phone or other methods) to inform you of GHS programs including special events, news and updates, as well as specific needs or shelter activities. In addition, we may contact you to offer opportunities to support the Guelph Humane Society and to inform you of various services and benefits offered in partnership with the Guelph Humane Society.

In support of the above activities, the Guelph Humane Society may collect some or all of the following information about its members, sponsors, donors and friends:

  • Home and business contact information
  • Education and employment information
  • Family and business relationships
  • Correspondence with the Guelph Humane Society
  • Record of charitable giving and volunteer involvement with the Guelph Humane Society
  • Honours and awards received
  • Names of humans or animals for whom tribute or memorial donations are received
  • Indications of intent for charitable gifts (i.e. gift agreements, membership program, sponsorship program and conditions, etc.)
  • Record of staff activity while working at the Guelph Humane Society
  • Record of involvement in Guelph Humane Society activities, committees and events
  • Event and Historical Photos

In support of our activities, Guelph Humane Society may disclose your information to third parties in the following ways (in all cases, appropriate measures are taken to ensure third-parties fulfill access and privacy considerations arising from relevant legislation and/or Guelph Humane Society policy).

  • Information may be shared with GHS volunteers who are bound by confidentiality agreements for the purpose of donor relations, gift acknowledgement, membership programs, sponsorship programs, events and/or fundraising activities.
  • Information may be shared with legally contracted third party vendors for the purpose of GHS communications, event invitations, fundraising initiatives and/or marketing information on behalf of our affinity partners.
  • Information is shared with the Canada Revenue Agency in accordance with legislation.

Should you have further questions or wish to opt out of receiving information from the Guelph Humane Society please contact us via email at board@guelphhumane.ca or by phone at 519-824-3091.

Complaints or concerns over the application of this policy should be directed in the first instance to the Executive Director, Guelph Humane Society. The Operations Manager, Executive Director, Board Chair and Board Treasurer have been designated by the Guelph Humane Society as the individuals responsible for the administration of the GHS's obligations under FIPPA and other relevant privacy and access legislation.

Approved by the Board of Directors - September 26, 2012

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Guelph Humane Society

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Guelph Humane Society
P.O. 684
500 Wellington St, W.
Guelph, ON N1H 6L3
519-824-3091

Call the shelter for an after hours emergency number


Hours of Operation
Monday to Wednesday & Friday: 9 - 6
Thursday: 9 - 8
Saturday: 9 - 5
Sunday: 10 - 4
We are closed from 9am-12:30pm on the last Wednesday of each month for shelter staff training

Animal Viewing open
Monday to Wednesday and Friday: 11 - 5:30
Thursday: 11 - 7:30
Saturday: 11 - 4:30
Sunday: 11 - 3:30



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