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Strategic Planning

Stakeholder participation has always been an essential aspect of CCAC programs. In this spirit, we actively engage our constituents in our long-term planning exercises.

CCAC Strategic Plan 2021-2026

Cover page of the 2021-2026 strategic plan

The Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) is proud to present the CCAC Strategic Plan 2021-2026. The scientific landscape is shifting rapidly and the CCAC is committed to leading the way by ensuring that its high standards of ethical animal care and use are valued and implemented in Canadian animal-based science.

This strategic plan will maintain CCAC’s focus on the ethical care and use of animals, while fostering stronger ties between the CCAC and its stakeholders and attracting new and non-traditional entities to its programs. The plan will also facilitate program participation and enhance the quality of care for animals involved in Canadian science.

2018 Nation-Wide Engagement Initiatives

In late Fall 2018, the CCAC launched a widespread survey addressed to its stakeholders to better understand their needs and to garner feedback on a number of topics, including engagement, communication, CCAC programs, and overall satisfaction. A total of 322 responses were received over a one-month period from various stakeholder groups. The CCAC also reached out to Canadians by contracting Nanos Research to conduct a nationwide public opinion poll to gauge their views and thoughts about the CCAC and animal-based science in Canada.

CCAC Strategic Plan 2015-2020

The CCAC Strategic Plan 2015-2020 – Working Together to Enhance Animal Ethics and Care in Science is the product of considerable reflection and consultation with our stakeholders. This plan marks a new chapter for the CCAC, mapping out where we want to be in five years, and how we will get there. It also details the key to reaching our objectives, through continual and meaningful collaboration with the CCAC's extensive community.

2013 Nation-Wide Engagement Initiatives

In 2013, the CCAC embarked on a path of renewal and growth, along which we actively reached out to Canadians. Through a nationwide public opinion poll commissioned from Nanos Research by the CCAC, Canadians across the country were asked about their thoughts on the use of animals in science. A collaborative national engagement initiative, facilitating a unique opportunity to really listen to the wide spectrum of CCAC stakeholders, was also launched and involved more than 495 individuals. These Canada-wide consultations were the driving force behind the CCAC’s recent evolution, allowing the organization to move towards a stronger and clearer future, and informing the CCAC Strategic Plan 2015-2020.