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The Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) is forming a subcommittee of volunteer experts to develop new species-specific guidelines on hamsters, gerbils, and guinea pigs.

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In light of the unprecedented global situation regarding COVID-19, the CCAC has made the difficult decision to cancel the upcoming CCAC National Workshop 2020 in Toronto, ON.

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The CCAC policy: Pedagogical merit of live animal-based teaching and training (2016) requires institutions to develop two pedagogical merit review forms.

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This year’s workshop takes place on Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6, 2020 at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Toronto, ON.

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The CCAC works with certified institutions to ensure that they have a crisis management plan in place for their animal ethics and care program, including animal facilities.


The Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) is seeking animal welfare organizations to join its membership.

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The draft of the CCAC guidelines: Identification of scientific endpoints, humane intervention points, and cumulative endpoints is now ready for widespread review.

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Friday, February 28, 2020 is the last day to submit your nominations for the Harry C. Rowsell Award for Outstanding Service to the CCAC.