Advancing the Ethical Use and Care of Animals in Science
Advancing the Ethical Use and Care of Animals in Science

The CCAC provides nationally and internationally-recognized standards and verifies their effective implementation in Canadian institutions.

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Marine Mammals
Discover the CCAC Guidelines on Marine Mammals

These guidelines support all those involved with the use of marine mammals for science to ensure high standards of care.

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2015 CCAC National Workshop
CCAC National Workshop 2015

Join us on May 30 in Montréal for the 2015 CCAC National Workshop!

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Three Rs
Promoting Alternatives to the Use of Animals in Science

The Three Rs tenet (Replacement, Reduction and Refinement) guides Canadian scientists on the ethical use of animals in science.

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Animal Care Committee
Delivering our mandate with the help of 2,000 Canadian volunteers

The CCAC works with animal health professionals, scientists, representatives of the public and other members of over 225 institutional animal care committees across the country.

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February 2, 2015

Celebrating International Laboratory Animal Technician Week!

Laboratory Animal Technician

February 1-7, 2015 is International Laboratory Animal Technician Week, which recognizes laboratory animal technicians for their essential contributions to animal-based science all over the world.

The CCAC takes this opportunity to acknowledge all laboratory animal technicians and the important work they do year-round in ensuring the ethical use and care of animals in Canadian science.

January 20, 2015

Registration to Open Soon: Join us on May 30 in Montréal for the 2015 CCAC National Workshop!


All those with an interest in the ethical use and care of animals in science are invited to join us in Montréal for the CCAC National Workshop on May 30, 2015.

Held in conjunction with the Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science’s (CALAS) Annual Symposium and the International Council for Laboratory Animal Science’s (ICLAS) General Assembly, this event will be the perfect opportunity for learning and networking.

Be sure to mark May 30 in your calendars, and stay tuned for more information coming in early 2015!

News Archive


2015 CCAC National Workshop
May 30, 2015
Montréal, QC

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

2015 Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) – 67th Annual Convention
July 16-19, 2015
Calgary, AB


2015 Biennial LAWTE Conference
June 11-12, 2015
Madison, WI

AALAS 66th National Meeting
November 1–5, 2015
Phoenix, AZ

2015 Social, Behavioral, and Educational Research (SBER) Conference
November 12, 2015
Boston, MA