CCAC Events

CCAC National Workshop 2016

Building on an Inclusive Culture
of Animal Care in Science

Explore the Program

We are pleased to invite you to the CCAC National Workshop, taking place in Toronto on June 11, 2016.

This full-day workshop is the perfect forum to explore new ideas, exchange best practices and connect with individuals from across Canada who are involved in animal ethics and care in science. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn, explore, and connect!

The CCAC National Workshop is being held once again in conjunction with the CALAS Symposium. Consult the schedule at a glance to check out all the events taking place.

Price and Registration

  • Registration fee: $350.00 + tax
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The registration fee includes a breakfast, refreshment breaks and a lunch on Saturday, June 11.

It also includes our evening cocktail reception on Friday, June 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Enjoy a complimentary beverage as you relax, network, and connect with the broader CCAC community.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be sent in writing to .

In the event of cancellation before midnight, May 13, 2016 (EDT), refunds will be subject to a $100.00 administration fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after midnight, May 13, 2016 (EDT).


Please email or call 613-238-4031, ext. 252 if you have questions regarding our workshop.

Workshop Location and Accommodations

The CCAC National Workshop will take place at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel located at 1 Harbour Square, just steps away from the downtown core. Enjoy the revitalized waterfront, explore Toronto's theatre and entertainment districts and discover all the seasonal fun this area has to offer. A special room rate of $215.00 per standard room, has been reserved for workshop participants at this CAA/AAA Four Diamond property. Standard guest rooms include free Wi-Fi access.

Book on-line or call the Westin Harbour Castle directly at 1-800-627-8559 and be sure to reference “CCAC National Workshop” to obtain the special group rate. This rate will be available until sold out.

Westin Harbour Castle Toronto

Travel and Special Discounts

Participants of the CCAC National Workshop 2016 can obtain the following discounts on their preferred mode of travel.

Travel by Train
Via Rail

VIA Rail is offering a 10% discount on the best available fares in Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, Sleeper, or Sleeper Plus class from June 8 to June 15, 2016. To obtain your discount, book on-line using discount code 13257. Restrictions apply.

Fare applies to a maximum of two passengers per booking.
One complimentary stopover is allowed at no additional charge.
For travel on all fare plans in Business class, the first stopover is allowed at no additional charge, provided that this stopover takes place in Toronto, Montréal or Ottawa only.
Discount does not apply in any Escape Class fares and Prestige Class.


To book on-line follow these steps:

  • Search fares and schedules at
  • Log in to your profile, or create one prior to booking.
  • On the "Passengers" screen, select "Convention fare" from the “Discount Type” drop-down menu, and enter the discount (13257) in the “Discount code” field.
  • The conference fare will be shown on the next page
Travel by Air



Westjet is offering a discount of 10% off the base fare for travel between Toronto/Hamilton and anywhere WestJet flies in North America (including their Delta code-share partner network) from June 4, 2016 to June 18, 2016. Enter promo code ACQI2GE when you book your flight online. For details on how to complete a booking with this discount code, please consult this page.



Porter Airlines is proud to offer a 15% discount on available base fares (with the exception of the lowest class fare during a public seat sale) for travel to and from the CCAC National Workshop.

The discounted fares are available for booking during the following times:
Anywhere in Canada Toronto 08/06/2016 11/06/2016
Toronto Anywhere in Canada 11/06/2016 14/06/2016

Please book online or through your travel agent using promo code “CCAC16”.

What to See and Do in Toronto

A quick stop at the Westin Harbour Castle Concierge desk will provide you with lots of information on things to see and do while visiting Toronto. You can also visit the Toronto Tourism website for more information – the Cuisine section of their website in particular will help you find excellent restaurants in the area.


Please email or call 613-238-4031, ext.252 if you have questions regarding our workshop.