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Welcome to the National Groomer Association of Canada.  We are a national coast to coast non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the highest level of pet care, health and safety attainable within the grooming industry, equitably representing all facets of the industry from business owners to breed and or pet stylist including the novice entering the field.

We are an active player in the national network of the pet grooming industry in which we strive to offer up a strong and consistent voice for the Canadian Pet Groomer and Business Owner.

As a not for profit, member based organization, the National Groomer Association of Canada advocates on behalf of the Canadian Pet Groomer and Business Owner, while acting as a credible source of information and education for both parties.

Our goals are:

  • Promoting public awareness of the role and qualification of professional pet groomers
  • Promoting and enhancing the knowledge, skill and  proficiency of its members in all matters in relation to animal care and pet grooming
  • Participation in programs to facilitate, aid and promote the education of those wishing to become professional pet groomers
  • Working together with other related professionals to achieve mutually beneficial relationships.

NGAC of Canada represents and promotes the interests of all Canadian Pet Groomers and Businesses of the animal industry.  The objectives of NGAC of Canada include the promotion of health and safety within the grooming environment and the humane treatment of the pet while in the care of the pet groomer, the establishment of appropriate and acceptable standards of animal care while under the supervision of the groomer as well as recognition and observance of such standards.

In carrying out NGAC’S mandate, it is committed to full compliance with all applicable laws of Canada.  Particularly NGAC of Canada is committed to the protection of personal information and to compliance with privacy laws of Canada.

Membership offers you….

  • Certification programs, federally trademarked and registered
  • Personal injury and accident insurance; protect your income
  • Group insurance discounts for your business and salons
  • National Grooming shows in association with PIJAC  and others
  • Industry news
  • Advocacy
  • Networking
  • Veterinarian News Blog
  • Resources
  • Positions and policies
  • Education
  • Industry statistics
  • Seminars and workshops

Many groomers and salon owners across Canada are experiencing the many benefits NGAC of Canada membership has to offer. Upon becoming a member you are immediately enrolled in the Personal Accident and Injury policy protecting your earning power. You will be invited to join the NGAC Facebook chat group to connect to fellow groomers across Canada.

NGAC of Canada members find genuine value in what we offer: Networking, Credibility and Resources.  Membership term is a one year term starting from the date you have become a member.

Become a member and get started in achieving new friends, associates, and a successful business life in the pet grooming in this amazing pet industry.

Connecting Groomers Coast to Coast,


Eda Arafat



Difficult Time for Dogs and Dog Lovers as BSL Adopted in Montreal        
The Canadian Kennel Club is deeply concerned by the adoption of a breed-specific animal control bylaw in Montreal on September 27, 2016.
We advise our members and all dog owners to carefully read the details of this new bylaw, effective October 3,  2016 and to call 311 (Montreal) / 514-872-0311 (outside Montreal) or contact your local councillor should you have questions concerning interpretation and enforcement. Note: CKC is investigating the possibility of special provisions for restricted dogs travelling to and participating in CKC events.

Our position remains clear: The Canadian Kennel Club categorically opposes breed specific legislation (BSL). BSL is a reactionary, fear-based measure that punishes the breed and not the deed. Such legislation in and of its self, will not and cannot change the attitude and actions of irresponsible dog owners.

We strongly support appropriate Dangerous Dog Legislation that serves to protect the public and promotes responsible dog ownership. Well-crafted dangerous dog legislation can be extremely effective, as seen in the Calgary model—with its zero tolerance approach to licensing and enforcement, and public education programs—which resulted in a 70% reduction in dog bites over a 20-year period and a financially sustainable animal control program.

CKC believes that public awareness and education, stronger enforcement of existing bylaws and stiffer penalties for irresponsible owners is more effective than breed specific legislation. We also support:
  • mandatory licensing
  • strong enforcement of leash laws, running at large laws, property confinement laws
  • spay/neuter requirements for all dogs not considered breeding stock
  • increased regulation of the selling and transfer of dogs
  • universal identification of dogs by either tattoo or microchip
With the impending Quebec ruling on proposed BSL, CKC shall continue to reach out to policymakers to offer our assistance and expertise and promote legislation that is reasonable, enforceable and non-discriminatory.

View CKC Policies on Breed Specific Legislation and Responsible Dog Ownership.

Annual General Meeting

Sunday, October 1st , 2017

The annual general meeting focuses on the upcoming year in the National Groomer Association of Canada.
Come celebrate the fall season, meet up with old friends and network all afternoon
New Venue: Paradiso Restaurant, 2041 Pine St. Burlington, On 905 639 1176

Mark your calendar for October 1st, 2017

Paradiso Restaurant
2041 Pine St.
Burlington, On
905 639 1176


Paradiso Luncheon Menu 

~ a choice of ~
Caesar Salad, Garden Salad or Feature Soup

~ followed by choice of ~
Roasted Vegetable Spanikopita
oven roasted vegetables, ricotta and feta cheese wrapped in phyllo pastry garnished with chili aioli and baby arugula salad
Crab Ravioli
chèvre stuffed spinach ravioli, rock crab, baby spinach and diced plum tomatoes tossed in spicy basil cream sauce
Grilled Chicken Marsala
grilled chicken breast in a marsala wine sauce with potatoes and seasonal vegetables

~ followed by ~
Chocolate Torte

with coffee or tea 


Registration: 11:00 am –
Brunch: 12:00 pm –
Cost: $49.99 includes Taxes and Gratuity. Feel free to invite a guest or spouse to attend

RSVP: Pre-Payment for the Brunch must be done by September 20th, 2017
Simply call NGAC at 1-855-825-8825 for tickets with your payment or request to pay through Pay Pal.
Accommodations: Perhaps a Get A Way weekend is also in order.........



Annual General Meeting
Sunday October 1st, 2017
2017 NGAC Annual General Meeting
All Attendees are required to sign in
Sunday, October1st, 2017
Time Schedule:
11:00 am - General Registration:
12:00 pm Brunch: Cost $49.99 Guests and Spouses are welcome