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Canadian Council on Animal Care

The Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) is a not-for-profit organization, created in 1968 to oversee the ethical use and care of animals in science (research, teaching and testing) throughout Canada. The CCAC is financed primarily by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), with additional contributions from federal science‑based departments and agencies, as well as academic and private institutions participating in its programs. The performance of the CCAC is reviewed every three years upon grant renewal by external expert panels chosen by the CIHR and NSERC.

Foundation for Biomedical Research

Established in 1981, the Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR) is the nation’s oldest and largest organization dedicated to improving human and veterinary health by promoting public understanding and support for humane and responsible animal research. FBR is the leading voice of scientific reason and medical progress in the ongoing, sometimes violent debate that surrounds animal research.

Partners in Research

Partners in Research (PIR) is a registered Canadian charity founded in 1988 to help Canadians understand the significance, accomplishments and promise of biomedical research in advancing health and medicine. Since its genesis, PIR has broadened its scope to encompass Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) as fields of discovery and study for Canadian students.

Canadian Federation of Humane Societies

As Canada’s voice for Animal Welfare, we drive positive, progressive change to end animal cruelty, improve animal protection and promote the humane treatment of all animals.

As the convener and representative of the largest animal welfare community in Canada, we advance the welfare of animals, with a strong national voice promoting the interests and con-cerns of animal welfare to government, policy makers, industry and the public.

American Vetrinary Medical Association

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), established in 1863, is a not-for-profit association representing more than 86,500 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services. Structured to work for its members, the AVMA acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession.

Scientists Center for Animal Welfare

The Scientists Center for Animal Welfare (SCAW) is composed of research professionals dedicated to balancing animal welfare and excellence in basic and applied scientific inquiry. SCAW recognizes that some research areas present challenges regarding animal use. SCAW affirms that the potential benefit to humans and animals from research and the cost to the animal subject(s) must both be considered.

Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare

The Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) provides guidance and interpretation of the Public Health Service (PHS) Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, supports educational programs, and monitors compliance with the Policy by Assured institutions and PHS funding components to ensure the humane care and use of animals in PHS-supported research, testing, and training, thereby contributing to the quality of PHS-supported activities.

National Center for the Replacement, Refinement & Reduction of Animals in Research

The NC3Rs is the UK's national organisation which leads the discovery and application of new technologies and approaches to the 3Rs.

Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Sciences

CALAS/ACSAL is a national association dedicated to providing high quality training and educational resources to animal care professionals across Canada. We believe animal research, when necessary, must be conducted professionally, ethically and compassionately.

Our training and certification programs are internationally respected and support national standards of excellence in animal research, teaching, and testing across Canada.

Canadians for Health Research

Canadians for Health Research is a national not-for-profit organization founded in 1976. Through education and advocacy, CHR addresses Canadian adults and youth to promote an appreciation of health research issues, scientific processes and their impact. By engaging the public, the scientific community, and government, CHR is also committed to improving the stability and quality of Canadian health research.

Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Medicine

We are veterinarians committed to excellence in laboratory animal medicine and welfare for the global advancement of science, health and education. CALAM is a national organization for veterinarians whose vision is to be recognized and respected as leaders in laboratory animal welfare.

Institute for Laboratory Animal Research

The mission of ILAR is to evaluate and to report on scientific, technological, and ethical use of animals and related biological resources, and of non-animal alternatives in non-food settings, such as research, testing, education, and production of pharmaceuticals.  ILAR seeks to identify practices that provide for excellence in the welfare of animals used for these purposes, recognizing their moral value while achieving high-quality science.  ILAR evaluates and encourages the use, development, and validation of non-animal alternatives.

Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society

The Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society is a non-profit organization whose volunteers are dedicated to public education and the rehabilitation and release of injured and orphaned birds. O.W.L. was founded by Bev Day, who had been caring for wildlife since 1978, and became a Society in January 1985 (Registration No. S-19879). O.W.L. is licensed through Fish and Wildlife, now known as the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.

Wildlife Rescue Association

The Wildlife Rescue Association of BC was established in 1979 to rehabilitate wildlife affected by human activity and provide education to the public on co-existing with urban wildlife.

Before the Wildlife Rescue was founded, there was no rehabilitation service for wildlife in Metro Vancouver, and members of the public had nowhere to turn when they found an animal in distress. Thanks to the determination of a small band of volunteers, a small rehabilitation centre was established at the Nature House on the north side of Burnaby Lake.

National Research Council's Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals 8th Edition

The purpose of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (the Guide), as expressed in the charge to the Committee for the Update of the Guide, is to assist institutions in caring for and using animals in ways judged to be scientifically, technically, and humanely appropriate. The Guide is also intended to assist investigators in fulfilling their obligation to plan and conduct animal experiments in accord with the highest scientific, humane, and ethical principles.