TRACECANADA

One national livestock traceability service for all of Canada. It's happening now.

Discover how Canada is working together to build a single, modern database that will give deeper insight on animal identification, premises identification and livestock movement. It’s a better system for knowledge, good health, public safety and a strong economy.

TRACECANADA

One national livestock traceability service for all of Canada. It's happening now.

Discover how Canada is working together to build a single, modern database that will give deeper insight on animal identification, premises identification and livestock movement. It’s a better system for knowledge, good health, public safety and a strong economy.

Engagement. Safety. Knowledge.

Ensuring consistent practices for animal health, enhanced zoning, bolstered emergency management and food safety in Canada. That’s what our work—building a world-class database and information architecture for livestock traceability—means to Canadians and to markets our economy serves.

Growing Canada's data management capabilities.

With TraceCanada, we're building on what’s been accomplished to date by industry and government partners. Merging those efforts, Canada gains a scalable multi-species database, capable of meeting growing requirements. And we’re providing reliable, relevant information to stakeholders across the country. All from one secure database.

Doing more with livestock data.

By building a world-class information architecture for livestock, Canada can do more with data. It means greater control of animal health and disease control, premises identification, enhanced emergency management, and greater precision to livestock quarantine. Just as important, it means gaining deeper insight for managing your business.

Delivering value for money.

A cost effective, affordable, and shared database service means having one reliable system of livestock information that applies to and is accessible by stakeholders, built on data collected from across Canada. It also means reduced costs for the industry and simplified data reporting for producers.


Insight, not administration.

TraceCanada is not an administrative body. We are a not-for-profit organization funded jointly by the agriculture/agri-food industry and the public sector. Data is our product. Our mandate: to build a single national traceability service, capable of following a traced animal from one point in the supply chain to another.

Deeper engagement.

Working as one means collaborating closely with partners. TraceCanada features a User Advisory Committee that is instrumental to building this new service while ensuring the needs of both industry and governments are met.

Partners

Founded in 1998, this industry-led, not-for-profit organization administers a national beef and dairy cattle, bison and sheep identification program for Canada. CCIA is led by a board of directors comprised of representatives from all sectors of the livestock industry.

CCIA’s mandate is to help protect the Canadian livestock industry and assure domestic and international customer confidence through the implementation of an individual animal trace-back system.

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This Quebec-based, not-for-profit organization was founded in 2001 to develop and implement a permanent identification and traceability system for agricultural products in Quebec. Its board of directors consists of representatives from the Union des producteurs agricoles, the Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec and from La Financière agricole du Québec.

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Funding

This project was made possible by funding from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada through Growing Forward 2, a federal-provincial–territorial initiative. Opinions expressed on this site are those of the TraceCanada and not necessarily those of the department.

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TraceCanada presents new Traceability in Canada website addition

As the developer of Canada’s national livestock traceability service, we are thrilled to present the new Traceability in Canada addition to our website. This addition was created in collaboration with the Industry-Government Advisory Committee (IGAC), a team of producers, government...

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