Canadian Anti-Doping Program

The Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) can be downloaded or consulted online.

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) is Canada’s national anti-doping organization. The CCES implements the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) on behalf of the Canadian sport community.

The CADP is a set of rules with respect to the use of prohibited substances and methods in sport adopted by national sport organizations (NSO) and multi-sport organizations (MSO) that serves to protect the integrity of sport and the rights of clean athletes.

The CADP is compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code (Code) and its six International Standards dealing with various technical areas along with their associated Technical Documents.

Organizations, athletes, athlete support personnel and other persons belonging to sport organizations that have adopted the CADP accept these rules as a condition of participation in sport and agree to be bound by these rules.

The current version of the CADP came into force on September 1, 2017, and has been adopted by over 50 NSOs and MSOs.

The CADP is broken out into seven core elements:

  • Ensures CADP compliance with the Code and International Standards.
  • Provides support to organizations adopting the CADP.
  • Offers resources to organizations implementing the CADP.
Athlete Services
  • Responds to questions about national and international anti-doping rules.
  • Provides medication information.
  • Assists with medical exemptions for athletes with medical conditions.
  • Delivers online education to athletes and athlete support personnel about the CADP.
  • Develops online, in-person and print content promoting clean sport for all ages and stages of long term athlete development.
  • Teaches a True Sport approach to sport which focuses on a values-based and principle-driven skill development.
  • Ensures a Test Distribution Plan is implemented based on a comprehensive risk assessment of the sport.
  • Ensures maximum deterrence and detection through an effective number of urine and blood tests, both in-competition and out-of-competition, as well as the administration of the athlete biological passport and athlete whereabouts programs.
Sample Collection
  • Delivers sample collection services by accredited CCES Doping Control Officers and Blood Collection Officers throughout the country who follow stringent doping control procedures in support of the CADP and in accordance with the CCES quality system and health and safety requirements.
Results Management
  • Processes analytical and non-analytical anti-doping rule violations to ensure due process is followed and the protection of athlete and athlete support personnel rights maintained.
  • Provides notification to the public of decisions regarding anti-doping rule violations and maintains an up-to-date registry of on-going sanctions.
  • Monitors sanctioned individuals to ensure they are not participating in sport for the duration of their sanctions.
Intelligence and Investigations
  • Collects information relating to anti-doping and critically analyzes its content and validity to determine whether it should be considered as intelligence.
  • Meets and collaborates with other anti-doping organizations, sport organizations, public authorities, WADA accredited laboratories, and government agencies to share intelligence pertaining to anti-doping matters.
  • Contributes intelligence to test distribution planning.

Canadian Anti-Doping Program (Documents)

In Effect

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