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 2016
Save the Date for the 2016 National Workshop!

Join us on June 11 in Toronto for the CCAC National Workshop!

This one-day workshop will be packed with dynamic plenaries and engaging breakout sessions where participants will learn, interact and exchange ideas.

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CCAC Strategic Plan 2015-2020
Introducing the CCAC's Vision for the Next Five Years

This plan is the product of considerable reflection and consultation with our stakeholders.

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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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October 29, 2015

The CCAC Annual Report 2014-2015 is Now Available

Discover how the CCAC’s dedicated community of expert volunteers worked together to ensure high standards of animal ethics and care at institutions throughout Canada. Thanks to the valuable contributions of these passionate individuals, the CCAC reached several key milestones and goals in 2014-2015.

The People and Passion Behind Animal Ethics and Care
in Canadian Science

News Archive


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AAAS 2016 Annual Meeting
Global Science Engagement
February 11-15, 2016
Washington, DC

SIVB World Congress
June 11-15, 2016
San Diego, CA

FELASA (Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations) Congress
June 13-16, 2016
Brussels, Belgium

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