Constance Creek Wildlife Refuge

Taking a responsible approach to wildlife issues

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Wildlife Refuge in Canada


We can only take in wildlife orphans when we are sure we have the resources to care for them. Please do not drop-off animals without prior arrangement.​

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Eastern Grey Squirrel

CCWR provides the Ottawa region with

  • wildlife rehabilitation services

  • voice/text response to concerns about wildlife

  • wildlife education resources

  • volunteer opportunities for high school community service hours

How is CCWR different from other animal welfare organizations?

1) WE ARE ALL ANIMALS: CCWR is home to rescued pets and rescued farm animals as well as a rehabilitation centre for orphaned and injured wildlife. This is to support the view that we are all animals, and we shouldn’t categorize in ways that allow us to respect and care about some animals more than others.

2) Education is a key part of our mission. Interactions with the public, through phone calls about wildlife or drop-offs of wildlife,  include education. Humans are the reason that wildlife become injured or orphaned wild animals in 90% of wildlife rehabilitation admissions. Rehabbers can never care for all of the wild animals in need, due to limited funding and resources. Therefore, our work is more meaningful if we educate the public to understand wildlife and cause less harm.

We know we will never have the capacity to take in all of the animals that need our help. We can help reduce this need by educating the public, especially future generations, about animal welfare issues.

3) CCWR applies annually for Canada Summer Jobs funding so we can provide pay and valuable work experience to young people putting themselves through college or university. We believe in a $15/hr minimum wage, so we top up the funding to pay our summer students at this higher rate.

4) We provide high quality care to wildlife undergoing rehabilitation. CCWR orders special wildlife species formulas from Fox Valley Animal Nutrition. We also vaccinate animals before release to ensure they contribute to a healthy wildlfe population.

5) The Executive Director, Lynne Rowe, is vegan.