WHO-WHAT-WHY

Agility Association of Canada 

The Agility Association of Canada (AAC) was founded in 1988 for the promotion of uniform and safe standards for dog agility in Canada. These rules and regulations for agility were originally based on those established by the Kennel Club (Great Britain) and the United States Dog Agility Association (USDAA) to promote international agility standards. 

The AAC is committed to promoting inclusive, competitive agility at a local, regional, national, and international level, for all handlers and dogs, without regard for pedigree. 

The Agility Association of Canada is a registered not-for-profit organization. It is governed by an elected Board of Directors, with representation from all Regions of the country. 

The Agility Association of Canada maintains both a website, www.aac.ca, and a Facebook page, Agility Association of Canada, where the most current official documents, news, contacts, and information may be found

Philosophy 

Agility is a challenge and a competition to be enjoyed by handler, dog and spectator. The main elements of the sport are good sportsmanship and fun for the dog and handler. Nothing may be included in agility that could endanger the safety of the dogs participating, the handlers or the spectators.

Membership 

Agility clubs or groups may apply to AAC for member status for the purpose of promoting dog agility, following the standards set forth by the AAC. Member agility clubs or groups may apply to hold sanctioned AAC Agility Trials and will receive a subscription to the AAC electronic newsletter, On Course, and other benefits, as available. 

Individuals may also apply for membership. All members will receive a subscription to the AAC electronic newsletter, On Course, which will inform them of AAC activities, discounts on Regional and National Championship event entry fees, and other benefits, as available. Members are encouraged to enter and support AAC Trials. Members may vote in accordance with the By-laws, provided they have been members for the minimum period specified therein.