The CCAC is made up of 22 member organizations and two funders, drawn from both the scientific and animal welfare communities. The diverse composition of these organizations reflects a wide range of interests, concerns, and objectives regarding animal-based science in Canada.

Member organizations elect the directors of the CCAC Board of Directors, which governs the CCAC. At the helm of the organization, the Board of Directors is charged with steering the direction of the organization in accordance with CCAC’s mandate.

In the pursuit of this objective, the Board of Directors works in conjunction with five standing committees (Standards, Assessment and Certification, Public Affairs and Communications, Finance, and Governance and Nominations) and an Ottawa-based Secretariat to move CCAC’s mandate forward.

Organizational structure: Secretariat reports to Board of Directors which reports to Member Organizations