The National Centre for the Prosecution of Animal Cruelty (NCPAC) provides resources to Crown prosecutors to support the successful prosecution of animal cruelty cases using the Criminal Code of Canada. The centre designs and delivers training to the legal community that reflects current best practices in animal cruelty prosecution in order to improve consistency and outcomes across the country.
NCPAC is a program created in partnership with Crown Prosecutors from across the country and allied professionals from SPCAs, Humane Societies and the veterinary community. The NCPAC works hand-in-hand with animal law experts and ensures the most up-to-date and innovative information is available and accessible to the legal community.
This program was made possible by the work of the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies and CFHS Member Organizations: BC SPCA, Montreal SPCA and Saskatchewan SPCA. Special thanks to Marcie Moriarty, BC SPCA; Alanna Devine, Montreal SPCA; and Kaley Pugh, Saskatchewan SPCA. As the founding members of the CFHS Steering Committee for NCPAC, they were instrumental in the creation of this valuable program.