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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Annual Report
Hearing What Canadians Have to Say

In 2013, the CCAC embarked upon a path of renewal and growth, along which it actively reached out to Canadians. The CCAC 2013-2014 Annual Report provides a detailed picture of what we heard.

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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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November 10, 2014

Career Opportunity at the CCAC

The CCAC is seeking an Associate Director of Assessment. Learn more about this opportunity in our Careers Section.

November 6, 2014

Introducing our new governance structure

The CCAC has formed a new governance structure that is transparent and efficient, adheres to current principles of governance, and includes community representation. The products of these developments can all be found in the newly revised About the CCAC section.

November 5, 2014
Annual Report

2013-2014 Annual Report

The CCAC 2013-2014 Annual Report is now available online. During this fiscal year, the CCAC embarked upon a journey of reflection and growth, which began by Hearing What Canadians Have to Say. A detailed picture of what we heard through a nation-wide stakeholder engagement initiative and public survey can be found in the report, as well as information on CCAC’s operations and achievements throughout that year.

News Archive


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


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