Canadian Angus Association


Canadian Angus Association Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation Information

On July 1, 2014, Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) came into effect, with the final stages in effect on July 1, 2017. CASL prohibits sending commercial electronic messages (CEMs) without the consent of the message's recipient.

The Canadian Angus Association is a non-profit organization whose "core activities" involve the registration and confirmation of pedigree, as well as the transfer of Angus cattle on behalf of our membership. We do not consider our "core activities" (and those activities necessarily related to our core activities) to be commercial in nature.  Accordingly, electronic messages related to our core activities are not commercial, therefore, not regulated by CASL.

CASL will nonetheless impact some of the Canadian Angus Association’s electronic communications if they are not part of our core activities, and are commercial in nature. Below is a summary of how we will handle electronic communications with members and others with whom we communicate, including how to unsubscribe from CEMs.


The Canadian Angus Association requires the ability to electronically communicate with our members. You will receive electronic communications regarding our core activities at your personal email address where provided. The communications will include such things as: program information; information about member services, benefits and events; Angus Word, AC-TV, and other newsletters; and, administrative information.

In the event you are sent a CEM, you may unsubscribe from receiving a CEM at any time. You will either be able to click on the unsubscribe button (where there is one provided on the electronic communication sent to you) or, if no unsubscribe button, you can email the sender that you do not want to receive further CEM's from that sender.


The Canadian Angus Association sends e-newsletters to a variety of individuals and groups for various purposes, most of which are related to our core activities.

Anyone may unsubscribe from e-newsletters at any time by using the unsubscribe link at the bottom of that e-newsletter. As a general practice, e-newsletters will have an unsubscribe link even if they do not contain any CEMs (or you can email the sender that you no longer want to receive that newsletter). If you are receiving multiple e-newsletters, you will need to unsubscribe to each one separately (or email each sender separately).


If you are not yet a member, but you have requested information about the Canadian Angus Association, we can respond to your inquiry and provide you with relevant information. If you no longer wish to receive information about our association and its programs, please reply directly to the sender of the electronic communication.


Electronic communications sent out by a registered charity for the primary purposes of raising funds are exempt from CASL legislation. The Canadian Angus Foundation is a registered charity. If you no longer wish to receive these types of electronic communications, please use the unsubscribe link at the bottom of an email or reply directly to the sender.


If you are a stakeholder, partner, part of our business community, etc., we would like to keep in touch with you and continue to send you electronic information about such things as events, activities, fairs, and programs. If you would no longer like to receive this type of information, please reply directly to the sender (or unsubscribe where that option is specifically provided).

Received in error

Do you feel that you received an email or other electronic communication from the Canadian Angus Association in error? If so, please reply directly to the sender to notify them of the error.