CCAC National Workshops

CCAC National Workshop 2017
Explore the Program

We are pleased to invite you to the CCAC National Workshop 2017, taking place in Saskatoon on June 3, 2017. Join us for a day of thought-provoking presentations and engaging breakout sessions where participants will learn about Three Rs alternatives, exchange common animal care challenges and best practices, and learn about recent developments at the CCAC.

This event will be held in conjunction with the FRAME Training School in Experimental Design, hosted by the University of Saskatchewan (to be held May 31 to June 2, 2017). Take advantage of this unique opportunity to share ideas, ask questions and explore possibilities!

Consult the schedule at a glance to view the list of events taking place.

General Information

Registration Fees
  • Early bird rate: $325.00 + tax (deadline: midnight May 3, 2017 EDT)
  • Regular rate: $350.00 + tax
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The registration fee includes a continental breakfast, refreshment breaks and a lunch on Saturday, June 3, 2017. It also includes entrance to our evening cocktail reception on Friday, June 2, 2017. Enjoy a complimentary beverage as you relax, network, and connect with the broader CCAC community.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made in writing only to .

In the event of cancellation before midnight, May 3, 2017 (EDT), refunds will be subject to a $100.00 administration fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after midnight, May 3, 2017 (EDT).

A Program That Meets Your Needs

In response to feedback received at past national workshops, each breakout session will be offered twice during the day, to ensure that participants can attend as many of the sessions that interest them as possible.

There will be two streams of breakout sessions: one will focus on the care of farm animals; and the other on topics related to new guidelines, policies, and other areas of interest. For the farm animal session on cattle, please note that the English session will focus on beef cattle and the French session on dairy cattle.

Please consult the program for more information.

Workshop Location and Accommodations

The Delta Bessborough Hotel

The CCAC National Workshop will take place at the Delta Bessborough Hotel located at 601 Spadina Crescent East. Set within a beautiful historic castle, the hotel offers stunning views of the river and is a prime location near some of downtown Saskatoon’s best attractions. A special room rate of $175.00 per standard room, has been arranged for workshop participants. Standard guest rooms include free Wi-Fi access.

Book online or call the Delta Bessborough directly at 1-306-244-5521 before midnight, May 3, 2017 and reference “CCAC National Workshop” to obtain the special group rate. After this date, the regular rate will apply.

Delta Bessborough Hotel

Travel and Special Discounts

Participants of the CCAC National Workshop 2017 can obtain the following discounts on their preferred
method 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, and Sleeper class from May 28 to June 6, 2017 from all stations throughout the VIA system to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and return. To obtain your discount, book online using discount code 13441. 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.


To book online:

  • 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 (13441) 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 Saskatoon and anywhere WestJet flies in North America, from May 26, 2017 to June 10, 2017. Enter promo code IYDXUGZ when you book your flight online. For details on how to complete a booking with this discount code, please visit this page.


What to See and Do in Saskatoon

Visit the Tourism Saskatoon website for a list of attractions, festivals, and events taking place during your stay. A quick stop at the Delta Bessborough Concierge desk will also provide you with lots of information on things to see and do, and can offer excellent restaurants suggestions in the area.