Code for Prohibited Conduct in Sport

The Canadian Policy on Prohibited Conduct in Sport (the Policy) is grounded in a fundamental commitment to protect the development, safety and wellbeing of athletes and participants involved in Canadian sport and to provide a procedurally fair mechanism to discipline those who engage in prohibited conduct.

The Code for Prohibited Conduct in Sport (the Code) prohibits conduct that is not consistent with the Policy. Describing the prohibited conduct in the Code will make it clear to those involved in Canadian sport that certain conduct by individuals in positions of authority will absolutely not be tolerated or condoned. Engaging in prohibited conduct will result in significant sanctions being imposed, that may include suspensions and possible expulsion from membership.

The Code contains a list of prohibited conduct and five principles associated with a procedurally fair adjudication process. These five principles must be respected in any adjudication process involving the Code.

Organizations can adopt the Code and the Policy to have them  form part of their governing documents. As such, they become policies of the adopting organization and, as a rule of that sport, a means of describing the responsibilities and obligations binding on the members of, and the participants in the activities of, these adopting organizations and their affiliated members.

Once the Code and the Policy have been adopted, proceed with the registration process

For more information, contact prohibitedconduct@cces.ca


The following organizations have adopted the Code for Prohibited Conduct in Sport:

  • BC Amateur Softball Association
  • Burlington Braves
  • Canada~Snowboard
  • Canadian Blind Sports Association
  • Canadian Olympic Committee
  • Canadian Sport For Life
  • Cégep de Thetford 
  • Coaches of Canada
  • John Abbott College
  • John Abbott College (soccer)
  • Loyalist College
  • McMaster University
  • Red Deer College
  • SportsEh
  • St. Leonard Cougars
  • University of Regina
  • Université Laval (football)

See Also...

Code for Prohibited Conduct in Sport (PDF)

Prohibits conduct that is not consistent with the Policy -- organizations can adopt the Code to have it form part of their governing documents.

Canadian Policy on Prohibited Conduct in Sport (PDF)

Protect the development, safety and wellbeing of athletes and provides a procedurally fair mechanism to discipline those who engage in prohibited conduct.