Corporate Overview

The CCES is an ISO certified organization responsible for the implementation and management of Canada’s Anti-Doping Program (CADP). It is the belief of the CCES that in order to decrease unethical conduct in sport you need to increase ethical conduct. To do this the CCES has organized its work using a comprehensive approach that includes: research; advocacy and promotion; prevention, policy development and detection and deterrence. This approach provides the opportunity to tackle unethical issues in sport from many different perspectives, and the opportunity to promote ethical conduct in sport using a values-based approach. As part of our comprehensive approach, the CCES offers top-quality services and resources to a broad range of clients, including athletes, coaches, sport organizations, the media and the general public.

Mission, Vision and Values


Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES)

  • Mission: Making sport better. The way in which the CCES does this is to: 
    • Activate a values-based and principle-driven sport system;
    • Advocate for sport that is fair, safe and open; and
    • Protect the integrity of sport.
  • Vision: Sport in Canada that is fair, safe and open to everyone.
  • Founded in 1995 as a result of a merger of the Canadian Centre for Drug-Free Sport and Fair Play Canada
  • Certified to ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Standard
  • Independent, national, non-profit organization
  • Largely funded by Canadian Heritage (Sport Canada)
  • Comprehensive approach, including research, advocacy and promotion, prevention, policy development, and detection and deterrence
  • Corporate values: integrity, accountability, respect, leadership, stewardship, excellence

Founding member of True Sport:

  • Lead role in the development and implementation of social movement for sport and community
  • Helping sport make a significant contribution to the development of youth, the well-being of individuals, and quality of life in our communities
  • Core values: inclusion, fairness, excellence and fun
  • Principles: Go For It, Have Fun, Respect Others, Play Fair, Stay Healthy, Give Back, and Include Everyone
  • Members include communities, organizations, schools, teams and individuals
  • Thousands of declared members across Canada

Leading national anti-doping agency

  • Administer the Canadian Anti-Doping Program on behalf of athletes and the Canadian sport community since 1991
  • Manage Canada’s compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code
  • Recognized as one of the world’s leading agencies in the field of anti-doping and sport ethics
  • Approximately 3,000 doping control tests conducted annually
  • Services include test planning, sample collection, results management, athlete information
  • Fee-for-service testing provided to international and major games held in Canada
  • Partnered with INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier Laboratoire, WADA-certified laboratory for sample analysis and reporting
  • Contingent of 70-100 doping control officers across Canada

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