The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) is the custodian of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP): the set of rules that govern anti-doping in Canada. The CADP consists of several components such as in- and out-of-competition testing, education, medical exemptions, and the consequences of doping violations. The CADP is compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code and all international standards.
The Canadian Sport Institute, and thereby PacificSport, has adopted the CADP, which means that you can be confident you are part of a world-class anti-doping program designed to protect athletes' rights and ensure a level playing field. The Canadian Sport Institute's anti-doping policy reflects and supports the CADP.
While the CCES administers anti-doping for the Canadian sport community, you may also be subject to the rules of your international sport federation.
The CCES recommends that athletes take the following actions to ensure they do not commit an inadvertent anti-doping rule violation:
- Know your rights and responsibilities as an athlete with regard to anti-doping
- Always comply with a testing request if you are notified for doping control
- Check all medications and products before taking them to ensure they do not contain ingredients that are banned
- Verify your medical exemption requirements
- Do not take supplements, but if you do, take steps to minimize your risk
- Get the latest news. Sign up to receive CCES media releases and advisory notes
PacificSport and the Canadian Sport Institute endorse a Food First philosophy towards supplements. Read more about our Supplement Policy (Supplement Policy - Full [PDF] & Supplement Policy - Athlete Version [PDF]) and learn more regarding the risks behind sport supplements.
Additional Resources and Information
- The CCES AthleteZone is a hub of resources and information for athletes and their support personnel
- The Global DRO provides athletes and support personal with information about the prohibited status of specific substances based on the current WADA Prohibited List
- Read more about the Canadian Anti-Doping Program
- The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) works toward a vision of a world where all athletes compete in a doping-free sporting environment
- The CCES is a proud and active member of the True Sport Movement - a movement that is based on the simple idea that good sport can make a difference