Canadian Cat Association

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Canadian Cat Association
CCA logo
The group's logo
Purposeto "promote the welfare of all cats in Canada"
Region served

The Canadian Cat Association (French: Association Féline Canadienne, CCA-AFC) is a non-profit organization in Canada, whose mission is to "promote the welfare of all cats in Canada", "maintain a registry of pure-bred cats in Canada", and "further the improvement of all breeds of cats in Canada". Although a small group, they are recognized around the world for the quality of their database.[1][unreliable source?]


The Canadian Cat Association was founded in 1960 with the intent to create a registry for Canadian cats, as prior to this, all Canadian cats were registered in the United States or Europe.[1]


In general, the association aims to promote cats and their well-being.[2][3]

The association provides breeder referrals, and run various shows across Canada. They also set breed standards, as well as train and license judges for cat shows in Canada. They run various cat shows across Canada, mostly in Ontario and Quebec.[4] The shows not only include classes for purebreds, but have special classes for unpedigreed cats.[5]

Their goals include promoting responsible cat ownership and creating a government lobby group.[6]

There are many clubs across Canada affiliated with the Canadian Cat Association.[7]

They also sell calendars featuring winners of their competitions, as well as publishing an annual magazine.[8]


The following is a list of breeds recognised by the Canadian Cat Association:[9]


  1. ^ a b c "Canadian Cat Association: About Us". Canadian Cat Association. Retrieved 2009-12-28.
  2. ^ a b "Peel Community Information Database: Canadian Cat Association". Peel Region. Retrieved 6 January 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Community Information and Volunteer Centre - York Region: Canadian Cat Association". York Region. Retrieved 6 January 2010.
  4. ^ "List of Upcoming Cat Shows". Canadian Cat Association. Retrieved 2009-12-31.
  5. ^ "Household Pets". Canadian Cat Association.
  6. ^ "Canadian Cat Association: Mission Statement". Canadian Cat Association. Retrieved 2009-12-28.
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  8. ^ "Canadian Cat Association Online Marketplace". Canadian Cat Association. Retrieved 2009-12-31.
  9. ^ "Canadian Cat Association Breed Standards". Canadian Cat Association. Archived from the original on 2009-12-13. Retrieved 2009-12-31.

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