Advancing the Ethical Use and Care of Animals in Science
Advancing the Ethical Use and Care of Animals in Science

The CCAC provides nationally and internationally-recognized standards and verifies their effective implementation in Canadian institutions.

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Annual Report
Hearing What Canadians Have to Say

In 2013, the CCAC embarked upon a path of renewal and growth, along which it actively reached out to Canadians. The CCAC 2013-2014 Annual Report provides a detailed picture of what we heard.

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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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December 16, 2014

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


All those with an interest in the ethical use and care of animals in science are invited to join us in Montréal for the CCAC National Workshop on May 30, 2015.

Held in conjunction with the Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science’s (CALAS) Annual Symposium and the International Council for Laboratory Animal Science’s (ICLAS) General Assembly, this event will be the perfect opportunity for learning and networking.

Be sure to mark May 30 in your calendars, and stay tuned for more information coming in early 2015!

December 12, 2014

New CCAC Guidelines Advance the Ethical Use and Care of Marine Mammals in Science

CCAC guidelines on: the care and use of marine mammals

This guidelines document covers a wide range of topics that may affect the quality of life of marine mammals, from housing and nutrition to health care and environmental enrichment. It will support all personnel involved with the use of these animals for scientific purposes to ensure high standards of care.

Discover the newly published CCAC guidelines on: the care and use of marine mammals.

News Archive


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


OIE Global Conference on Aquatic Animal Health
Riding the wave to the future
January 20-22, 2015
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

AAAS - American Association for the Advancement of Science
Innovations, Information, and Imaging
February 12-16, 2015
San José, CA

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

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