2021 Canadian Anti-Doping Program Consultation

The 2021 World Anti-Doping Code (Code) was ratified in November 2019 at the fifth World Conference on Doping in Sport held in Poland. At the conclusion of a two-year, three-phase stakeholder consultation, the new Code will come into effect globally on January 1, 2021.

As a signatory to the Code, the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) must adjust the current Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) to reflect the new Code by 2021 in order to remain Code compliant. To meet the needs of the sport community, the CCES has designed a national consultation process that will run through 2020.

Upcoming dates in the 2021 CADP review and adoption process:
March 13, 2020 Athlete focus group in partnership with AthletesCAN.
April 1, 2020 Draft 1 of the 2021 CADP distributed for comment. Opportunities for the sport community to share comments and provide feedback from April to June.
May 6, 2020      Ethical Sport Symposium to discuss new Code provisions and the 2021 CADP.
May 20, 2020  End of Phase 1 consultations.
June 15, 2020  Draft 2 distributed for comment, followed by opportunities for stakeholders to provide comments.
August 31, 2020 End of Phase 2 consultations.
October 1, 2020 Final 2021 CADP released. The CCES will invite sport organizations to adopt the 2021 CADP and CADP Covenant before December 31, 2020.
January 1, 2021 New World Anti-Doping Code and 2021 CADP come into force.
   

For more information on the 2021 WADA Code, the CADP and this year’s consultations, please call 1-800-672-7775 or email cadp2021@cces.ca.

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