Our Story

We’re a little different. We like to look at the big picture—healthy animals, people and environments world wide—but we start small.

Sometimes, we start with one chicken, in Ilima, Tanzania. Or one goat in the tiny rural community of Mbarara in Uganda. Or the vaccination and sterilization of free-roaming dogs in a remote village in Guatemala. But the effects of our work—better nutrition for families, improved livelihoods, a greater number of kids attending school and lower incidence of disease—can make a big difference for the entire world.

  • Healthy animals support healthy communities.
  • Healthy communities can better care for kids, animals and the environment.
  • Making small improvements to animal, human and environmental well-being is the core of ecohealth, our underlying philosophy.

The positive benefits of ecohealth can be felt around the world.

Small steps toward great solutions. That’s our big picture.

Who We Are

Our team is located all across the globe. The VWB/VSF-Canada head office is in situated in Ottawa, Ontario. Our team includes staff and volunteers at Head Office, a Board of Directors, Regional Program Managers and Volunteers, and an Advisory Council. The Advisory Council provides ongoing advice to the Board of Directors on important policy issues.






Big Picture - Big IssuesExplore some of the issues that challenge us.
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South Sudan

South SudanBy helping small farmers and fishers produce more and better food, we are working to reduce hunger in this troubled nation.
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VolunteerLearn about our new project, Volunteers for Healthy Animals and Healthy Communities.
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VWB-VSF Canada Headquarters
311 – 700 Industrial Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario  K1G 0Y9

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