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.

Key dates in the 2021 CADP review and adoption process:

April 30, 2020

Athlete focus group, co-hosted with AthletesCAN

May 8, 2020*

Draft 1 of the 2021 CADP distributed for comment

*Originally scheduled for May 1

May 2020

Consultation with technical experts

June 15, 2020

Draft 2 of the 2021 CADP distributed for comment

Stakeholder survey open to sport community (open until July 31, 2020)

July 9, 2020

Start of series of virtual discussions with stakeholders, with content shaped by the results of the online survey

Webinar on Proposed Changes to 2021 CADP

September 1, 2020

Draft 3 of the 2021 CADP distributed for comment

October 15, 2020

Final version of the 2021 CADP released

December 31, 2020

Adoption deadline for the 2021 CADP by sport organizations

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 [email protected].

See Also...

The CCES Releases First Draft of 2021 CADP

(Ottawa, Ontario – May 1, 2020) – The CCES has released Draft 1 of the 2021 Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) for consultation.

The CCES Releases Second Draft of 2021 CADP

(Ottawa, Ontario – June 15, 2020) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport has released draft 2 of the 2021 Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) for consultation.