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Our mascot - the SquynxCanFURence is very happy to introduce Squynx, our furry ambassador. He’s a squirrel-lynx that you’ll see popping up all over the place. He’s here to tell you that the Ottawa furry community is very happy to tell you that a new furry convention is coming to Ontario!

We’re bringing furry fun back to the Ottawa area for the first time in over eight years!

CanFURence is Canada’s Capital furry convention beginning in the fall of 2016, so mark your calendars! We’re bringing you a fantastic 3-day convention beginning on Friday and ending with a Dead Dog Dance on the Sunday. Our team is working to create a magical convention experience for you. Keep an eye on our news page for further updates! There are updates regarding status of our hotel and convention space hunt.

CanFURence will have a fun and fancy-free environment for people who love anthropomorphic animals, that is to say animals with human characteristics such as Disney’s Robin Hood or characters in Zootopia. We will be catering to the furry community by showcasing artwork, craftsmanship, performance skills, literature, and more.

CanFURence Gives Back

We are very excited to introduce our charity, the Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue. We look forward to helping them give stray cats permanent loving homes and TNR (trapping, neutering, releasing) feral cats that are unhappy being domestic cats.