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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2015 CCAC National Workshop
CCAC National Workshop 2015

Join us on May 30 in Montréal for the CCAC National Workshop 2015!

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Training of personnel
New CCAC Training Guidelines Are Now Available

These new guidelines include recommendations for all those working with animals in science, empowering institutions to design training programs adapted to their specific needs.

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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 1, 2015

CCAC National Workshop 2015 - Enhancing Ethics and Welfare


Join us on May 30 for an exciting day of important and engaging discussions surrounding animal ethics and welfare in Canadian science. Held in Montreal, this year’s national workshop is the perfect opportunity to connect with all those on the frontlines of animal-based science. We hope to see you there!

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April 2, 2015

New CCAC Training Guidelines Are Now Available!

Training of Personnel Guidelines

The CCAC guidelines on: training of personnel working with animals in science are now available, replacing the previous CCAC guidelines on: institutional animal user training published in 1999.

This guidelines document provides a strong foundation for the training of all personnel working with animals in science, highlighting the importance of competency, knowledge and skills in ensuring high standards of ethics and animal welfare.

Make these guidelines part of your training program today!

News Archive


CCAC National Workshop 2015
May 30, 2015
Montréal, QC
Register now!

CALAS 54th Annual Symposium
One World One Vision
May 30-June 2, 2015
Montréal, QC

2015 Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) – 67th Annual Convention
July 16-19, 2015
Calgary, AB


2015 Biennial LAWTE Conference
June 11-12, 2015
Madison, WI

AALAS 66th National Meeting
November 1–5, 2015
Phoenix, AZ

2015 Social, Behavioral, and Educational Research (SBER) Conference
November 12, 2015
Boston, MA