CETA/ACTE strives to maintain excellence in the Canadian embryo transfer business, ensuring that its members uphold the guidelines set by the International Embryo Transfer Society and provide constant, reliable services and products throughout Canada. CETA/ACTE practitioners operate under standards of technical performance and ethical conduct set out by the CETA/ACTE Board of Directors, and the membership at large, to help protect users of the embryo transfer industry.

  • To present a unified voice for those involved in the embryo transfer industry in the promotion of mutual interests and objectives.

  • To serve as an information center for the industry and the public.

  • To ensure standards provided by CETA/ACTE are known and adhered to by members working in the Embryo Transfer industry. To ensure that quality work is performed with the highest ethical standards.

  • To oversee the certification program for practitioners, so as to ensure technical competence for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) approval program.

  • To provide continuing education and information regarding current issues in the embryo transfer industry for members.

  • To provide directives (namely 'Code of Practice') that can be consulted by regulatory organizations as a guide to the practice of embryo transfer in Canada.

  • To provide liaison on behalf of those in the Canadian embryo transfer industry with the CFIA, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Breed Associations, provincial veterinary licensing bodies, the International Embryo Transfer Society (IETS) and others.

  • To ensure compliance with all regulations and requirements established by the above agencies.
MEMBERSHIP: Full, affiliate or student membership is available to those working or interested in embryo transfer.

is managed by a Board of eight Directors, plus two non-voting representatives, one from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and one from the Canadian Livestock Genetics Association (CLGA), who attend board meetings in a consulting capacity.