New CCAC Training Guidelines Are Now Available!
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!
March 19, 2015
The CCAC thanks Dr. Gilles Demers for 22 years of service and dedication
Though we are saddened to bid him farewell, we extend our warmest wishes to Dr. Gilles Demers on his retirement this spring, after a remarkable 22 year career at the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC).
Gilles continually advanced CCAC’s mandate by helping institutions and individuals across Canada ensure and improve the quality of their animal-based science programs. As Assessment Director, Gilles was renowned for his tailored approach, friendly nature and vast experience.
A tireless advocate for animal welfare in science, Gilles served as President of the International Council for Laboratory Animal Science (ICLAS) from 2003-2011, was recognized in 2013 as an ICLAS Honorary Member, and has received numerous national and international awards and accolades for his outstanding contributions to the field.
Over the last 22 years Gilles has played an invaluable role at the CCAC, and we sincerely honour him for enhancing the standards of animal ethics and welfare in Canada and throughout the world. Though we will miss him, we know that Gilles will enjoy his retirement to the fullest. We wish him luck, adventure and great happiness as he enters this new chapter!
March 17, 2015
CCAC National Workshop 2015: Registration Is Now Open
Join us in Montréal on May 30 for the CCAC National Workshop 2015, held in conjunction with the CALAS Symposium and the ICLAS General Assembly.
The CCAC has prepared for you a compelling day of important and engaging discussions, carefully designed for all those involved with ethics and welfare in animal-based science.
CCAC National Workshop 2015
May 30, 2015
Register by April 30 to get the early-bird rate!
CALAS 54th Annual Symposium
One World One Vision
May 30-June 2, 2015
2015 Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) – 67th Annual Convention
July 16-19, 2015
2015 Biennial LAWTE Conference
June 11-12, 2015
AALAS 66th National Meeting
November 1–5, 2015
2015 Social, Behavioral, and Educational Research (SBER) Conference
November 12, 2015