National Centre for the Prosecution of Animal Cruelty (NCPAC)

The National Centre for the Prosecution of Animal Cruelty (NCPAC) is a community of Crown Prosecutors and allied professionals from across Canada who are working together in the service of the public interest to ensure that crimes against animals are prosecuted effectively and efficiently. As a program of the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies, NCPAC includes representative Crown Prosecutors from the majority of Canadian provinces together with various other professionals from organizations such as Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCAs), Humane Societies and members of the veterinary community.

NCPAC supports Crown Prosecutors and other professionals who are involved in animal cruelty cases throughout Canada through the provision of information and assistance from prosecutors and other professionals with experience in the prosecution of animal cruelty offences. Our aim is to make available various resources that include the most up-to-date information possible to assist Crown Prosecutors in achieving appropriate, consistent and proportional outcomes for animal cruelty cases.