Canada's Capital Furry Convention
Since 2016, CanFURence has been bringing people from all over the world together in Ottawa to celebrate the furry fandom in all of its creativity, diversity, and fun! Whether you are a fan of cartoon animals, cinematic creatures, or mascot characters, CanFURence caters to fans of all things anthropomorphic. For 2021, our theme is "Steampunk on the Rails" with Guests of Honour Nicnak and Dodge Horse
We want to thank everyone who registered for CanFURence 2020! And we're missing seeing you this year.
The period for making a decision about your registration is now over, as of August 1st, 2020.
If you registered for CanFURence 2020 and did not indicate another option, your registration has been rolled over to 2021.
If you wanted a refund, or donated what you've paid, we'll be processing that shortly.
And it you'd just like to make a donation to our charity, Courageous Companions, please go have a look at their webpage https://courageouscompanions.ca/home/ - they'd be grateful for your support.
“The Furry Fandom is a welcoming place that celebrates personal identity and diversity.”
Those words are often spoken, and many of us hear them and realize that this could be a community for us to feel genuinely at home.
CanFURence wants to help make that a solid part of our fandom.
We are requesting those who are Black, Indigenous, Persons of Colour, women, transgender, disabled, or nonbinary to please join us and share your experiences both with our con and within the fandom as a whole.
What would you like to see done in order to make this community better?
We want to have your voices and opinions not only heard but to assist in making this fandom, and our con, better by creating a safe, inclusive place for all. You are free to submit this feedback anonymously. No names or email addresses will be made public regardless of method of submission.
We also have several leadership positions available within multiple departments which will be linked in a separate document in a few days. Additional staff positions are also open for all departments. We ask that anyone interested submit these inquiries to with the subject line “CanFUR Staff inquiry”
From all of us at CanFURence
And a messge from Shard, our Communications Dept. Head.
My name is Shard, and I want to be very clear why I have written this request for CanFURence.
I am a transgender, adopted Colombian woman living in the United States. I cannot, and will not, speak for anyone besides myself. This fandom is an amazing place filled with incredible people. I want to truly see this con and this community really embrace the diversity we have.
To do that, we need to be heard and be seen.
I know it's easy to say that a lot of this feedback may have been given elsewhere before, but the reason we're asking like this right now is to affirm what the community needs so we can make those changes with a full reference. Communication is an amazing thing, and I want to see it here, so we can push for the changes that need to happen.
So, as a personal request: Please, speak up. Let your voice be heard here.
Stay safe, and stay well,
CanFURence Communications Dept. Head,
Shard Solacene Wintreswolf (She/Her)
As Canadians, it may feel easy for us to see what is happening in America right now and feel that it may not involve us. This could not be farther from the truth. This is not just an American problem, and we must acknowledge our own country's harmful actions and words both past and present. We are not excluded. We need to stand together and speak out against racism and discrimination, no matter where it's coming from.
As furries, we pride ourselves in having a diverse and inclusive community. It's a place where so many of us feel safe to express who we are. We claim to welcome everyone regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender identity, and sexuality; but that doesn't mean we are doing all we can to let people be themselves. There is still discrimination and ignorance here, and we must accept that we have to do more in order to genuinely create a space where all furries are able to speak freely and be heard.
At CanFURence, we do not accept intolerance or discrimination. We state firmly that Black Lives Matter, with no exception. We stand with the Black community in solidarity against the violence, ignorance, injustice, and racism that so many have endured. This cannot continue. Not in our fandom, and not in our world.
The Board of Directors will be discussing more ways to ensure that all are truly welcome, and everyone is able to feel truly safe at our con. We also would like you to help us better support the people of colour within the fandom. Share them with us and help us promote them.
Please remember that this does not go away when trending stops. This is a part of our world that we must continue to work towards the ending of within our communities.
Stay safe, and stay well.
Black Lives Matter.
We look forward to seeing you all in 2021 - stay safe!