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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CCAC National Workshop 2016
Save the Date for the 2016 National Workshop!

Join us on June 11 in Toronto for the CCAC National Workshop!

This one-day workshop will be packed with dynamic plenaries and engaging breakout sessions where participants will learn, interact and exchange ideas.

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CCAC Strategic Plan 2015-2020
Introducing the CCAC's Vision for the Next Five Years

This plan is the product of considerable reflection and consultation with our stakeholders.

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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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November 26, 2015

View the CCAC Animal Data Report 2013

To gain a clear picture of animal-based science at CCAC-certified institutions from January 1, 2013 to December 31 2013, read the CCAC Animal Data Report 2013.

2013 Quick Fact

The CCAC thanks all those responsible for compiling and submitting their institutional data, and encourages individuals to contribute to the review of the CCAC’s Annual Animal Data, by sharing their valuable ideas and feedback.

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AAAS 2016 Annual Meeting
Global Science Engagement
February 11-15, 2016
Washington, DC

SIVB World Congress
June 11-15, 2016
San Diego, CA