General Public

General Public

The purpose of the CCAC is to act in the interests of the people of Canada to ensure that the use of animals, where necessary, for research, teaching and testing employs optimal care according to acceptable scientific standards, and to promote an increased level of knowledge, awareness and sensitivity to relevant ethical principles.

  • Learn more about the mandate of the Canadian Council on Animal Care to set and maintain standards for the ethical use of animals in science
  • Get answers to your questions by contacting us at 
  • A key element of the CCAC system of oversight of the care and use of animals in science is public involvement in all of its activities: learn more about community representation in the CCAC
  • Get information on how many animals are used in science in Canada and in which types of scientific projects by consulting CCAC surveys of animal use published annually.
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