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: foster ethical sport for all Canadians
  • Vision: a Canadian sport system that helps to build and enrich communities by providing a safe, welcoming and rewarding environment for all participants, at all levels of sport
  • Founded in 1995 as a result of a merger of the Canadian Centre for Drug-Free Sport and Fair Play Canada
  • Certified to ISO 9001:2008 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 the True Sport Movement:

  • 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
  • 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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