Attestra: we raise confidence
Created in September 2001, Attestra is an independent non-profit organization that develops, implements and operates its own IT system for identification and traceability.
Attestra has, among other things, developed the identification and traceability solution SimpliTRACE, which is the basis of the Alatrace registry for pets. This system has also been successfully adapted for several livestock sectors in Québec and across Canada.
Attestra was mandated by the Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ) in accordance with the Animal Health Protection Act (chapter P-42). Since its inception, the team at Attestra has proven itself by developing innovative technological solutions. Its expertise is recognized as much in Québec as in Canada, as seen by the trust of its partners and clientele.
Attestra develops, implements and manages tailor-made identification and traceability systems, with proven effectiveness. Its sensible solutions, at the service of the agri-food and environmental sectors, ensure the safety of and confidence among the community, day in and day out.
For more than ten years, Micropuce Québec has developed a unique expertise in the field of municipal companion animal management. The organization, with its ECA division (Education – Counselling – Accompaniment), guides municipalities towards the more efficient, caring and profitable management of companion animals living on their territory.
Since 2009, members of the Micropuce Québec team have been part of the Working Group on the Well-Being of Companion Animals created by the Québec government. In 2012, members of the team were placed in charge of the “finance” subcommittee whose mandate was to put financing tools in place on a provincial level for the well-being of companion animals
Micropuce Québec was part of some expert advisory committees on companion animal service issues for the cities of Montreal (2011 to 2016) and Laval (2014 to 2019).
Micropuce Québec helps municipalities and municipal stakeholders working with companion animals to develop efficient and structured solutions that aim to provide optimal services to citizens and their pets.
Attestra mobilized its IT technology and project management experts for the development of Alatrace. Also combining with staff from Micropuce Québec, the Alatrace team ensures strategic and technical support, as well as offering expert advice. Also combining with staff from Micropuce Québec, the Alatrace team ensures strategic and technical support, as well as offering expert advice.
Micropuce Québec offers a support program to municipalities for pet identification using a microchip (AMIA). Le programme AMIA comprend deux objectifs principaux : to make low-cost microchip insertion accessible to citizens as well as to promote the establishment of a single provincial registry for dogs and cats.
The AMIA program is intended for all municipalities that wish to comply with the new provincial pet registry requirements and that use the Alatrace solution.
It enables municipalities to encourage citizens to join the registry by facilitating the planning, funding and holding of identification clinics in their territory.
This brand-new program has been available since May 2021.
To be eligible for the AMIA program, applicant municipalities or the organizations mandated by them will need to meet the following requirements: