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.