As IFAW’s Humane Indigenous Communities lead, Janice Hannah works with Indigenous communities and NGOs in North America to build humane and sustainable programs that improve the health and welfare of both animals (particularly dogs) and their people. Jan’s focus on companion animal welfare merges her long-term interest of working with animals and communities in culturally applicable, empowering and creative ways. Community partnerships, along with tools such as education, capacity building, and service provision, are cornerstones to IFAW’s work that prioritizes on the ground solutions that focus on each community’s unique set of challenges and opportunities.
Janice holds an Honours BSc in Wildlife Biology from the University of Guelph, Canada, and a Masters in Education and Teaching Certificate from Niagara University, Niagara Falls, US.
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