The Canadian Anti-Doping Program

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 Canada Games Council has adopted the CADP which means that you can be confident that you are part of a world-class anti-doping program that is designed to protect athletes’ rights and ensure a level playing field. The Canada Games Council’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 national or international federation. Please refer to the appropriate national or international federation website for more information specific to your sport.

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 personnel with information about the prohibited status of specific substances based on the current WADA Prohibited List.
  • Physicians and medical personnel are encouraged to use the CCES DocZone for targeted medical information. 
  • Read more about the Canadian Anti-Doping program.
  • The World Anti-Doping Agency works towards 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 great difference.
For additional resources and more about anti-doping, please contact the CCES: