The WCFA strives to improve the standards within the farrier industry, defining, maintaining, and improving the quality of craftsmanship and quality of service within the profession. The WCFA serves as a vehicle of communication within the farrier industry, particularly in Western Canada. The association organizes and holds clinics, workshops, contests, and seminars, with various communities, farrier colleges, and veterinarians among those involved. A newsletter is published every three months, providing members with information about current and upcoming events and other items and articles of interest.
There are two categories of membership within the WCFA: Regular Members and Apprentice/Student Members. Both are entitled to receive the newsletter, membership discounts and flyers on upcoming events. The regular membership also includes a subscription to the Farrier News and voting rights at the WCFA Annual General Meeting.
The WCFA also sponsors the Canadian Farrier Team, who represents Canada at various international competitions and further promote the association.