Where Are These Animals Studied?

In Canada, animals are studied in the wild, on farms, and in research and teaching facilities for scientific purposes.

From national parks, where ecologists study wildlife populations, to veterinary colleges, where students learn to treat companion animals, to biomedical laboratories, where researchers develop new vaccines, the CCAC and our network of volunteer experts work to ensure and enhance animal ethics and care.

An illustration of a lake and woods, a hospital, a barn and a university.

Canadian institutions earn a CCAC Certificate of GAP – Good Animal Practice® by maintaining high standards of animal ethics and care in their scientific studies. In the 2016-2017 fiscal year, there were 201 CCAC-certified institutions.

This number includes the majority of Canadian organizations conducting animal-based science, and the CCAC continually strives to bring all institutional animal-based science programs under our peer-review umbrella – thereby ensuring high standards for animal ethics and care in science throughout the country.

For a better idea of which Canadian institutions currently hold a valid CCAC Certificate of GAP – Good Animal Practice®, consult the list of CCAC Certificate Holders.