About Us

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) is an independent, national, not-for-profit organization working for and on behalf of athletes, players, coaches, parents, officials and administrators. 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.

As Canada’s national anti-doping agency, the CCES is responsible for implementing the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) and offers related services for partners and clients, such as international sport federations and major games. 

The CCES also leads initiatives that help individual Canadians and sport organizations to navigate the many issues that threaten to interfere with sport that is fair, safe and open. 

Our Story

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.

Recognizing that Canadians want sport with a conscience, the CCES uses ethical debate to create an environment for meaningful dialogue around the future of sport, based on commonly agreed principles of right and wrong. As the facilitator and elevator of the conscience of Canadian sport, the CCES strives to shape the public consensus of how we should behave when we compete, always recognizing that in a democracy consensus is dynamic. The CCES is one authority in Canada who can publicly protect the value system that will give Canadians the sport they want.

This is the world we live in. Our story explains how we got here and paints a picture of where we can go from here.

Quality and Process Driven

The CCES is an ISO certified organization responsible for the implementation and management of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program

Independent ISO-accredited auditors have verified that the CCES meets the requirements of two standards which represent internationally-recognized management practices in two areas: the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Standard and the World Anti-Doping Program.

Funding

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.

Proud member of True Sport

The CCES is one of Canada’s early leaders in True Sport. True Sport is a series of programs and initiatives designed to give people, communities and organizations the means by which to leverage the many benefits of good sport from a platform of shared values and principles.

To learn more, visit the True Sport website.