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
Register for our National Workshop 2016!

Join us on June 11 for the CCAC National Workshop - Building on an Inclusive Culture of Animal Care in Science.

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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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May 30, 2016

Career Opportunity at the CCAC

The CCAC is seeking a Director of Public Affairs and Communications.

Learn more about this opportunity in our Careers Section.

Help Set High Standards for Laboratory Air Quality

The CCAC guidelines on: air quality of laboratory animal facilities was developed by a subcommittee of volunteer experts in consultation with individuals working in laboratory animal facilities across Canada, and is now ready for widespread review.

Review the draft

Help advance high standards for animal ethics and care in Canadian science by providing your comments by August 31, 2016. We also encourage you to share the draft with others or collaboratively review the guidelines with your colleagues.

New Policy on Pedagogical Merit of Animal-based Teaching and Training

The new CCAC policy statement on: pedagogical merit of live animal-based teaching and training outlines the importance of a formal pedagogical merit review process in every CCAC-certified institution conducting animal-based teaching or training.

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Accompanying the policy are key considerations in the review of pedagogical merit to assist educators, senior administrators and animal care committee members in effectively implementing this policy.

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Come and join us in Toronto on June 11, 2016 for the CCAC National Workshop!

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CALAS 55th Annual Symposium
June 11-14, 2016
Toronto, ON

CVMA Convention
July 7-10, 2016
Niagara Falls, ON


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

4th OIE Global Conference on Veterinary Education
June 22-24, 2016
Bangkok, Thailand