Accessibility

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) is committed to excellence in serving all stakeholders and the Canadian public, including people with disabilities.

The CCES aims to provide accessible services, goods and facilities to persons with disabilities in a manner that promotes dignity, independence, integration and equal opportunity. The CCES communicates with people with disabilities in a way that takes into account a person’s disability. We firmly believe that people with disabilities should have the same opportunities and benefits as others.

The CCES will communicate any disruption to accessible services in advance, when possible. This includes closure of buildings, entrances and elevators, and changes in office hours. Changes will be posted on our website and voicemail system.

Education Services

The CCES delivers education through the internet and through in-person presentations. Methods of delivery can be modified and adapted to meet the requirements of our stakeholders.

Medication Services

The CCES provides information on the Prohibited List and medical exemption processes for athletes who require the use of prohibited substances or methods for medically justified reasons. These services are offered through the internet, email, fax, phone, or through liaising with an appointed person with the consent of the athlete.

Doping Control Services

As the administrator of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP), the CCES complies with the World Anti-Doping Agency's International Standard for Testing and Investigations (ISTI), Annex 6B: Modifications for Athletes with Impairments. For example:

  • Athletes may use their own assistive devices/personal use items during the doping control process.
  • The CCES undertakes to have magnification devices available at doping control.
  • The CCES will provide a catheter if the athlete chooses to use one provided by the CCES.
  • At any time, any athlete may identify an athlete representative to ensure their rights and responsibilities are maintained through the doping control process.

Athlete Whereabouts Services

As part of the CADP, athletes in the registered testing pool (RTP) must submit their whereabouts through ADAMS, an online program managed by the World Anti-Doping Agency.  Athletes with disabilities may submit their whereabouts in a manner that takes into account their disability, for example, through typed or written forms or through verbal updates.

True Sport Community Engagement Services

A key component to True Sport is the principle “Include Everyone.”  We believe that Canadians should have the right to access sport and we advocate for that principle in the contribution we are making in the True Sport Movement.   

Resource Requests

Resources may be requested through the internet, in person, through fax, through text, email and over the phone.

Feedback

We welcome feedback on our communication tools. We strive for continuous improvement and will incorporate the feedback of our stakeholders with respect to service accessibility. Please send feedback toinfo@cces.ca or +1 800-672-7775 or by fax at +1 613 521-3134. 

Policy

The CCES complies with the Accessibility Standard for Customer Service prescribed under the Accessibility For Ontarians with Disabilities Act. The CCES Accessibility Policy is available upon request to the public and in an alternate format upon request.