The CCAC has come a long way since our inception. Care of Experimental Animals – A Guide for Canada, the CCAC's first guidelines document, was published in 1968 with help from a small panel of experts, and in 1969, 18 institutions received their first full assessment visit. Today, the CCAC draws on the expertise and commitment of more than 2,000 volunteer experts nationwide, many of whom serve on more than 190 local animal care committees in 201 certified institutions.
Here are just a few stories of how the CCAC came to be Canada's national organization for the oversight of animal ethics and care in science. Please come back often, as we will be adding more vignettes throughout the year.
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