CVMA | History & Milestones

History and Milestones

February/March 2012

CVR launches a new eLearning on-line module: CVR Basic Training Refresher.

March 2011

The 6th CVR in-person Basic Training session held at CFIA’s Fallowfield Laboratory in Ottawa, ON. To date 245 CVR Members have been trained and have achieved Reservist status.

February 2011

CVR launches eLearning program with three on-line training modules as pre-requisites to CVR Basic Training:

  1. CVR General Orientation
  2. CVR Introduction to Incident Command System
  3. CVR Call Up Process and Procedures

October 2007 through March 2010

CVR Foreign Animal Disease Response Basic Training sessions #2 through #5 are delivered in-person to approximately 40 CVR members per session. Total number of CVR Reservists approaches 200.

March 2007

First CVR in-person, Foreign Animal Disease Response - CVR Basic Training held at CFIA’s National Center for Foreign Animal Disease (NCFAD), Winnipeg MB. 37 Reservists trained.

December 2006

Initial CVR recruitment drive results in 354 applications from veterinarians across Canada.

November 2006

News release…”The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board, and Dr. Paul Boutet, President of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), announced today that a pool of private sector veterinarians will be established to assist governments in responding to animal health emergencies such as disease outbreaks or natural disasters.”

October 2006

  • CFIA and CVMA sign contract to develop the 1st phase of the CVR (Foreign Animal Disease response).
  • CVR Secretariat established to develop and manage the CVR program.
  • Interim Advisory Board established to support CVR development.