Advancing the Ethical Use and Care of Animals in Science
Enhancing Ethics and Animal Welfare in Canadian Science

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

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CCAC National Workshop 2017
Register for the 2017 National Workshop!

Join us on June 3 for the CCAC National Workshop in Saskatoon

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FRAME Training School in Experimental Design
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Save the date for the next FRAME Training School in Experimental Design, done in collaboration with the University of Saskatchewan, to be held from May 31-June 2, 2017 in Saskatoon.

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CCAC Annual Report 2015-2016
The CCAC Annual Report 2015-2016 Is Now Available

This report captures the CCAC’s key achievements and activities, which ensure the highest standards of ethics and care for animals in science in Canada.

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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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March 22, 2017

CCAC Releases New Husbandry Guidelines

CCAC guidelines: Husbandry of animals in science

The CCAC guidelines: Husbandry of animals in science is now available. The CCAC has also developed an accompanying document, the CCAC frequently asked questions: Husbandry of animals in science, to help institutions effectively implement these guidelines.

CAAT call for pre-proposals

The Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) research grants program at the Johns Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health has put out a call for pre-proposals for the 2018-19 program, with a deadline of April 21, 2017. Visit the CATT research grants program website for complete information and to complete the pre-proposal form.

March 11, 2017

CCAC Statement Regarding W5 Segment on Animal Testing

On Saturday March 11, 2017, the CTV program, W5, aired a segment about the treatment of animals in a scientific institution. The Executive Director of the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC), Dr. Louise Desjardins, was interviewed for that broadcast in regard to the CCAC’s role in the ethics and care of animals in research, teaching, and testing in Canada.

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March 7, 2017

Register Now for the CCAC National Workshop 2017!

CCAC National Workshop 2017

We invite you to attend the CCAC National Workshop in Saskatoon on Saturday, June 3, 2017, where people from across Canada will come together to explore best practices and new ideas surrounding animal ethics and care in science.

Don’t forget to take advantage of our early-bird rate by registering before midnight, May 3, 2017 EDT.

March 2, 2017

Register for the Canadian Aquaculture Institute’s Workshops

The University of Prince Edward Island’s Canadian Aquaculture Institute is offering two workshops specifically for veterinarians, facility managers and facility technicians working with aquatic animals:

Learn more about these hands-on workshops and how they can help empower you in advancing high standards of animal ethics and care.

February 6, 2017

Explore the CCAC Animal Data Report 2015

Consult the 2015 Annual Data

The CCAC has released the CCAC Animal Data Report 2015, which provides a national overview of animal-based science in CCAC-certified institutions from January 1 - December 31, 2015.

The CCAC thanks all those responsible for compiling and submitting their institutional data, and encourages individuals to contribute to the ongoing review of the CCAC’s Annual Animal Data, by sharing their valuable ideas and feedback.

News Archive


CCAC National Workshop 2017
June 3, 2017
Saskatoon, SK

Canadian Aquaculture Institute Workshops (UPEI)
May 8-11, 2017
Charlottetown, PE

FRAME Training School in Experimental Design
May 31-June 2, 2017
Saskatoon, SK

CALAS 56th Annual Symposium
June 8-11, 2017
Calgary, AB

2017 Canadian Veterinary Medical Association Convention
July 13-16, 2017
Charlottetown, PE


UFAW 2017 International Symposium
Measuring animal welfare and applying scientific advances – Why is it still so difficult?
June 27-29, 2017
Surrey, UK

Tenth World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences
The 3rs in Action
August 20-24, 2017
Seattle, WA