The National Chinchilla Breeders of Canada was first organized in June
1946. In January 1948 the Association received its Charter from the Canada Department of
Agriculture working through the facilities of Canadian Livestock Records.
N.C.B.C. is a non-profit organization which is operated under a
Constitution originally approved by the Minister of Agriculture for Canada at the time we
received our Charter in 1948. This Constitution can only be amended by a two-thirds
majority of members of N.C.B.C. present at an Annual Meeting, and there is also a further
protection that all amendments must be approved by the Minister of Agriculture for Canada
before being valid.
N.C.B.C. is managed by a 6 person Board of Directors who are elected
through secret ballot by the members whom each represents.
The N.C.B.C. Head office is administered by the Secretary Treasurer, who
is appointed by the Board of Directors. Our membership registrations, ranch names, tattoo
letters, etc. are recorded by Canadian Livestock Records of Ottawa.
N.C.B.C. appoints live animal Graders in every region of Canada. These
Graders will visit ranches in order to appraise and grade animals, advise ranchers and
thereby ensure the high quality of breeding stock required to maintain the high standards
of this Canadian Association.
N.C.B.C. has numerous branches and clubs organized across Canada. These
groups bring together expert speakers, experienced and novice ranchers for the benefit and
education of all. In addition, branches also hold live animal shows which give the
participating ranchers the opportunity to exchange ideas among peers and be judged on the
results of their efforts.
N.C.B.C. also publishes a monthly magazine, the subscription for which
is included in the membership fee. The magazine, reaching all our members, deals with the
news of the industry. It regularly contains articles on the various aspects of chinchilla
This Association takes pride in the fact that it was founded and
continues to operate on the premise that education and information to the rancher is our