About Us


Born out of a landmark merger between the Canadian Centre for Drug-Free Sport and Fair Play Canada, the CCES is founded on the principles of fair play and drug-free sport. We have built upon the solid foundation of these internationally recognized pioneering organizations to create and promote the kind of sport environment Canadians desire and deserve.


As a not-for-profit organization independent from sport organizations and government, the CCES receives its funding from a variety of sources, including Sport Canada, fee-for-service revenues and grants. The CCES audited financial statements are available in our Annual Report.

Comprehensive Approach

The CCES is an independent, national, not-for-profit organization. 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.

Quality and Process Driven

The CCES is an ISO certified organization responsible for the implementation and management of Canada’s Anti-Doping Program.

The 2015 World Anti-Doping Code was formally accepted by the CCES in November 2014. The Code results in better anti-doping programs for the athletes against whom Canadians compete internationally.

Proud member of Canada’s True Sport Movement

The CCES is one of Canada’s early leaders in True Sport – Canada’s social movement for sport and community. True Sport extends from the playground to the podium, ranging from simple pick-up games to community and school-based sport leagues to elite high-performance competition. The goal of True Sport is to help sport live up to its full potential as a public asset for Canadians.

True Sport makes a significant contribution to the healthy development of youth, the health and well-being of individuals, and the quality of life in Canadian communities. At the heart of True Sport are four core values: fairness, excellence, inclusion and fun.

One of the cornerstones of True Sport is the importance of doping-free sport. Doping is not healthy or fair – doping undermines True Sport.