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 14, 2016

Register Now for the CCAC National Workshop 2016!

CCAC National Workshop 2016

This full-day workshop is the perfect forum to explore new ideas, exchange best practices and connect with individuals from across Canada who are involved in animal ethics and care in science. Don’t miss out!

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May 3, 2016

Widespread Review of the CCAC Guidelines on Nonhuman Primates

CCAC guidelines on: nonhuman primates

The current draft of the CCAC guidelines on: nonhuman primates has been carefully developed by a subcommittee of volunteer experts.

Review the Draft

It is now ready to be reviewed by anyone with an interest in animal ethics and care of nonhuman primates in Canadian science.

Help advance high standards for animal ethics and care in Canadian science by providing your input by June 26, 2016.

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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