Code Development Process
Brief History of the Codes
In 1980, the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies began coordinating the process of developing Codes of Practice for all livestock species. The Canadian Agri-Food Research Council then led the process from 1993-2003. NFACC was initiated in 2005 and facilitated consultations in 2006 that led to an updated Code development process. The updated Code development process was test piloted in 2007/2008, with the revision and finalization of a Dairy Code of Practice.
The Canadian federal government, through Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, has continued to provide financial support for Code of Practice development.