National Farm Animal Care Council

The National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) brings together diverse stakeholders to coordinate a national approach to farm animal welfare in Canada. NFACC is a collaborative partnership of diverse stakeholders that:

  • Facilitates and coordinates a consistent approach to farm animal welfare* in Canada, demonstrating credibility in domestic and international forums
  • Facilitates communication and collaboration among all partners in Canadian agriculture focusing on responsible farm animal care and welfare.

Based on a foundation of trust, communication and respect, it is a member-driven organization whose mission is to:

  • Make best use of resources and capabilities through improved coordination
  • Add value to stakeholders by collaborating, communicating and sharing tools, approaches, knowledge and information/experience
  • Facilitate proactive approaches to livestock care.

 Significant strides have been made by NFACC in bringing together the whole value chain and other stakeholders to develop science-informed approaches to farm animal care by

  • developing Codes of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals, 
  • creating a process for the development of animal care assessment programs, and
  • providing a forum for open dialogue on farm animal welfare. 

For more information visit NFACC’s website at:

Notice! Our organization has changed names to Animal Health Canada as of January 10, 2022. You might notice some historical documents developed prior to Jan 10, 2022 (newsletters, legacy documents etc.) still reference our prior name, the National Farmed Animal Health and Welfare Council.