Myths & Realities on Animal Use for Scientific Purposes in Canada


August 22, 2014

The CCAC congratulates Dr. Patricia Turner for receiving the 2014 Canadian Veterinary Medical Association’s (CVMA) Humane Award.

July 29, 2014

Congratulations to CCAC’s previous Executive Director, Dr. Norman Willis, on his appointment to the Order of Canada on June 30th, 2014.

July 28, 2014

In memory of Alexander Livingston, B.Sc, B.Vet.Med., Ph.D., FRCVS, Dip. ECVPT (1940-2014).

The CCAC was deeply saddened to learn of Dr. Livingston’s passing this past June. Dr. Livingston served as member of CCAC council from 2002-2008 and as Chair from 2006-2007.

Members of the CCAC wish to extend their sympa­thy to Dr. Livingston’s family.

July 17, 2014

The final review of the draft CCAC guidelines on: training of personnel involved in the use of animals in science has been posted for review. We invite you to send your comments by July 21, 2014.

June 25, 2014

The CCAC was thrilled to host InterNICHE at our 2014 National Workshop on June 13 in Ottawa. Throughout the day, InterNICHE showcased a hands-on multimedia exhibit on alternatives for teaching and training and led a breakout session, exploring various alternatives. Take a look at some of the software, models, mannequins, and simulators that were at the exhibit. For more information visit their website.

June 23, 2014

The CCAC Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Louise Desjardins as Executive Director effective June 23, 2014.

News Archive


Congrès des vétérinaires québécois
October 30 - November 1st, 2014
Quebec, QC

Genome Canada
Genomics: The Power and the Promise
November 24-26, 2014
Ottawa, ON

CALAS 54th Annual Symposium
One World One Vision
May 30-June 2, 2015
Montréal, QC


Association of Primate Veterinarians (APV) Workshop
October 15-18, 2014
San Antonio, TX

AALAS 2014 National Meeting
October 19-23, 2014
San Antonio, TX

Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research
2014 Advancing Ethical Research Conference
December 5-7, 2014
Baltimore, MD

OIE Global Conference on Aquatic Animal Health
Riding the wave to the future
January 20-22, 2015
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

AAAS - American Association for the Advancement of Science
Innovations, Information, and Imaging
February 12-16, 2015
San José, CA