CCES to host Summit on Appearance- and Performance-Enhancing Drugs and Youth

(Ottawa, Ontario – April 16, 2015) - Join the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) and its partners on April 22, 2015, for a free, half-day Summit on Appearance- and Performance-Enhancing Drugs (APEDs) and Youth.

We will discuss current Canadian research on APEDs and high school students, explore potential solutions to this troubling problem – including the expansion of the CCES Succeed Clean program – and encourage a wide-ranging discussion about how we can work together to address it. We will also hear from a range of experts who will examine this issue from different perspectives, including: 

  • Matthew Torigian, Ontario’s Deputy Minister of Community Safety and former President of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Dr. Stephen Feder, Director, Adolescent Health Clinic, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
  • Paul Melia, President and CEO of the CCES
  • Sloden Lackovic, Staff Sergeant, Waterloo Regional Police Services

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about APEDs and youth – and to lend your voice to this important conversation.

Event details: 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (ET)
Hellenic Meeting & Reception Centre
1315 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa, Ontario 

Register today:

For more information about the Summit, contact Robert McKay at or 613-521-3340 ext. 3234. 

The CCES is an independent, national, not-for profit organization with a responsibility to administer the Canadian Anti-Doping Program. We recognize that true sport can make a great difference for individuals, communities and our country. We are committed to working collaboratively to activate a values-based and principle-driven sport system; protecting the integrity of sport from the negative forces of doping and other unethical threats; and advocating for sport that is fair, safe and open to everyone.

Twitter: @EthicsInSPORT
Report Doping Hotline: 1-800-710-CCES

For further information, please contact:
Megan Cumming
Manager, Corporate Communications
+1 613-521-3340 x3233