The Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) is the national organization responsible for setting, maintaining, and overseeing the implementation of high standards for animal ethics and care in science throughout Canada.
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
In Ontario, the use of animals in research is also regulated by the Animals for Research Act which is enforced by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). Unannounced inspections are conducted on a yearly basis to ensure compliance with the Act.
A guiding document for research funded by the Tri-Agency comprised of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRCC).