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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October 6, 2015

Celebrating 30 years of Animal Health Awareness in Canada

2015 Animal Health Week

This week, animal health professionals across Canada are celebrating the 30th anniversary of Animal Health Week, a national public awareness campaign organized by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA).

The CCAC salutes the CVMA for generating animal health awareness and education as well as the countless veterinarians and animal care providers, who work daily to advance the well-being and care of animals, including animals in science, throughout Canada.

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September 10, 2015

Save the Date for the 2016 National Workshop!

CCAC National Workshop 2016

All those with an interest in the ethical use and care of animals in science are invited to join us in Toronto for the CCAC National Workshop on June 11, 2016.

Held in conjunction with the CALAS Annual Symposium, this event will be the perfect opportunity for learning and networking.

Be sure to mark June 11 in your calendars, and stay tuned for more information!

News Archive


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CALAS 55th Annual Symposium
June 11-14, 2016
Toronto, ON


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

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

2015 Advancing Ethical Research Conference
November 12-15, 2015
Boston, MA

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