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November 26, 2020

Introducing the CCAC Strategic Plan 2021-2026

Cover page of the 2021-2026 strategic plan

The Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) is proud to present the CCAC Strategic Plan 2021-2026. This strategic plan is the culmination of a consultation process that began in the fall of 2018 and includes the results from surveys and strategic planning sessions with our stakeholders, as well as an assessment of our previous objectives and the current scientific environment.

The scientific landscape is shifting rapidly and the CCAC is committed to leading the way by ensuring that its high standards of animal care and its ethical practices are valued and implemented in Canadian animal-based science.

Building on past successes, the CCAC has identified four goals that will guide its activities over the coming five years:

  1. advance the integration of Three Rs practices – replacement, reduction, refinement – in the ethical care and use of animals;
  2. ensure a high level of animal care and ethical practices through leading, science-informed standards;
  3. adapt the CCAC to an evolving environment, and
  4. work in partnership with the CCAC community.

This strategic plan will maintain CCAC’s focus on the ethical care and use of animals, while fostering stronger ties between the CCAC and its stakeholders and attracting new and non-traditional entities to its programs. The plan will also facilitate program participation and enhance the quality of care for animals involved in Canadian science.