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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February 1, 2016

Celebrating International Laboratory Animal Technician Week!

Laboratory Animal Technician

January 31 - February 6, 2016 is International Laboratory Animal Technician Week. This annual event recognizes laboratory animal technicians for their essential contributions to animal-based science throughout the world.

The CCAC salutes all laboratory animal technicians and the key role they play in ensuring high standards of animal ethics and care in Canadian science every day.

January 28, 2016

Policy Revisions Streamline the CCAC Certification Process


The CCAC policy statement on: the certification of animal ethics and care programs introduces important innovations to the Assessment and Certification program.

The policy, which supersedes the 2010 CCAC policy statement on: the certification of animal care and use programs, was revised in an effort to deliver the most effective certification program possible to CCAC’s program participants.

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

CVMA Convention
July 7-10, 2016
Niagara Falls, ON


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

Pan-American Conference for Alternative Methods
Baltimore, MD
April 12-14, 2016

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