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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

American Veterinary 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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

Last updated: October 16, 2019