Updated Draft of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program Now Available for Comments

(Ottawa, Ontario – February 28, 2017) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics is Sport (CCES) would like to inform the Canadian sport community that the draft of Version 2 of the 2015 Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) is now available for review. The CCES is asking national sport organizations, multi-sport organizations and sport leaders to provide their comments and feedback on the draft between now and March 24, 2017.

“After two years of experience implementing the 2015 CADP, the CCES proposes a number of revisions to improve anti-doping operations in Canada,” said Paul Melia, President and CEO of the CCES. “We are requesting input from the Canadian sport community to ensure we update the CADP collaboratively.”   

The most notable proposed revision deals with the removal of the adoption contribution from the 2015 CADP. Consistent with feedback from the CADP Review Committee, the CCES proposes that the funding framework for the CADP not be outlined within the CADP itself. Sport Canada will continue to fund a 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. Specific multi-sport organizations will continue to be required to provide an adoption contribution.

For a summary of revisions to the 2015 CADP, please see the Explanatory Note.

The CCES will 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.

Comments or questions on the draft should be sent to cadp2015@cces.ca.

The CCES is an independent, national, not-for profit organization with a responsibility to administer the CADP. We recognize that true sport can make a great difference for individuals, communities and our country. The CCES acknowledges funding, in part, from the Government of Canada. 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.

 

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For further information, please contact:
Justin MacNeill
Communications Officer
+1 613-521-3340 x3314
jmacneill@cces.ca