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 2017
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CCAC National Workshop
Saturday, June 3, 2017
The Delta Bessborough Hotel

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FRAME Training School in Experimental Design
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Save the date for the next FRAME Training School in Experimental Design, done in collaboration with the University of Saskatchewan, to be held from May 31-June 2, 2017 in Saskatoon.

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CCAC Annual Report 2015-2016
The CCAC Annual Report 2015-2016 Is Now Available

This report captures the CCAC’s key achievements and activities, which ensure the highest standards of ethics and care for animals in science in Canada.

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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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February 6, 2017

Explore the CCAC Animal Data Report 2015

Consult the 2015 Annual Data

The CCAC has released the CCAC Animal Data Report 2015, which provides a national overview of animal-based science in CCAC-certified institutions from January 1 - December 31, 2015.

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

December 19, 2016

Score Sheets and Postoperative Analgesia

This month’s edition of Laboratory Animals (Volume 50, Issue 6, December 2016) features a special edition: Score Sheets and Postoperative Analgesia, with guest editors Huw Golledge and Paula Jirkoff.

December 13, 2016

New Definition for Major Recommendations

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The CCAC policy: Recommendations made in CCAC assessment reports has been revised to include a new definition for the term “Major Recommendation”. When used in assessment reports, “Major” now refers solely to immediate and significant threats to animal health or welfare found during a CCAC visit.

The CCAC has also developed an accompanying document, the Frequently Asked Questions: Recommendations made in CCAC assessment reports, to help institutions effectively implement this policy.

News Archive


CCAC National Workshop 2017
June 3, 2017
Saskatoon, SK

FRAME Training School in Experimental Design
May 31-June 2, 2017
Saskatoon, SK

CALAS 56th Annual Symposium
June 8-11, 2017
Calgary, AB

2017 Canadian Veterinary Medical Association Convention
July 13-16, 2017
Charlottetown, PE


UFAW 2017 International Symposium
Measuring animal welfare and applying scientific advances – Why is it still so difficult?
June 27-29, 2017
Surrey, UK

Tenth World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences
The 3rs in Action
August 20-24, 2017
Seattle, WA