CADP Consultation

The CCES is currently seeking comments and feedback from the Canadian sport community regarding a number of revisions being proposed to the 2015 Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP).

In accordance with Section 20.1.2 of the 2015 CADP, the CCES may propose revisions to the CADP through a consultation with the sport community. After two years of experience implementing the 2015 CADP, the CCES recommends a number of revisions to improve anti-doping operations in Canada. These revisions are outlined in the Explanatory Note and in the 2015 Canadian Anti-Doping Program (Version 2 - redlined) which shows all proposed changes through tracked revisions.

The most notable proposed revision deals with the removal of the adoption contribution from the 2015 CADP. Furthermore, the CCES proposes that the funding framework for the CADP not be outlined within the CADP itself.

In place of the funding framework that was originally established in the 2015 CADP and as reflected in the approach taken in fiscal year 2016/17, it is the CCES’ understanding that Sport Canada will continue to fund a World Anti-Doping Code-compliant CADP for all federally funded national sport organizations as of 2017/18. These organizations will not be required to provide an adoption contribution. At the same time, specific multi-sport organizations, particularly U Sports and the Canadian College Athletics Association, will continue to be required to provide an adoption contribution to the CCES (as determined by the CCES and the respective organization).

Please review these proposed revisions and provide the CCES with comments no later than March 24, 2017. The CCES will then review the feedback provided and will finalize an amended version of the 2015 CADP for implementation. This amended version of the CADP will come into effect three months following this consultation period: July 1, 2017.

To provide comment, please:

  1. Review the proposed draft 2015 CADP (Version 2) and the accompanying summary of changes contained in the Explanatory Notes.
  2. Provide comment and/or direct inquiries to
  3. Respond by March 24, 2017.

We are grateful for your participation in this consultation process. Your contribution ensures that the CADP continues to evolve in meeting the needs of the Canadian sport community, and maintains compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code and other international standards and regulations.

See Also...

World Anti-Doping Code

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