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 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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Training of personnel
New CCAC Training Guidelines Are Now Available

These new guidelines include recommendations for all those working with animals in science, empowering institutions to design training programs adapted to their specific needs.

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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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June 10, 2015

Introducing the CCAC’s Vision for the Next Five Years

CCAC Strategic Plan 2015-2020

We are pleased to present the CCAC Strategic Plan 2015-2020
— Working Together to Enhance Animal Ethics and Care in Science

This plan marks a new chapter for the CCAC, mapping out where we want to be in five years, and how we will get there.

Discover our vision for 2020!

April 2, 2015

New CCAC Training Guidelines Are Now Available!

Training of Personnel Guidelines

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!

News Archive


2015 Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) – 67th Annual Convention
July 16-19, 2015
Calgary, AB


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