Overview of the CCES:

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) is an independent, national, not-for-profit, multi-sport organization with a vision of fair, safe, accessible, and inclusive sport for everyone. We believe the fundamental purpose of sport can and should be to make a positive contribution to Canadian society and that ethical sport is the best way to achieve that. 

The CCES currently focuses its efforts on four main priority areas: ensuring athletes are protected from the threat of doping through the implementation of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program; developing rules and educational tools to mitigate the growing risk of competition manipulation associated with the legalization of single event sport betting; promoting positive sport cultures as the network leader of
True Sport; and examining emerging integrity issues facing national level sport in Canada.  

Safe Sport:

On May 2, 2024, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Physical Activity, provided an update on the transition of the Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner and the Abuse-Free Sport Program, stating that the administration of the Universal Code of Code for Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS) will move from the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC) to the CCES as of April 1, 2025.

As such, in addition to the four priority areas referenced above, the CCES will now assume responsibility for working in collaboration with the sport community to ensure safe sport for all participants.

Executive Director, Safe Sport:

The CCES is now looking to fill an Executive Director, Safe Sport position to join its Executive Team currently consisting of the Executive Director, Values-Based Sport, the Executive Director, Sport Integrity, the Executive Director, Corporate Services, and the Chief Executive Officer.   

The Executive Director, Safe Sport will work with the Executive Team to transition the Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner (OSIC) and Abuse-Free Sport into the CCES in a revised manner consistent with feedback through consultation with the sport community. Following the transition, the Executive Director, Safe Sport will lead this work for the CCES and on behalf of the sport community. It is envisioned that OSIC and Abuse-Free Sport will be referred to as the Canadian Safe Sport Program effective April 1, 2025. As such, the job description outlined below refers to the Safe Sport Program.   

Position Summary

The Executive Director, Safe Sport contributes to the overall success of the CCES as a member of the Executive Team, which ensures that the CCES vision, mission and strategic plans are carried out efficiently and effectively. Corporate-wide, the Executive Director contributes to financial, human resource, operational, governance, communications/technology, and performance management systems to ensure the CCES is a high-performing organization. Specifically, the Executive Director focuses on the administration of the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS) through the Canadian Safe Sport Program (CSSP) across the Canadian sport system. The Executive Director plays an active role in representing the organization with a variety of partners, stakeholders (nationally and internationally), funders, and media.


Executive Team

  • member of the Executive Team (Executive Directors and Chief Executive Officer) providing executive leadership for the CCES;
  • promote a corporate culture that fosters individual, team and organizational success;
  • participate in leading the development, implementation and monitoring of the CCES’s vision, mission and strategic plans;
  • report to the Board of Directors on the CCES’s safe sport activities and develop plans to implement Board directives;
  • continually identify significant and strategic opportunities for the CCES as well as potential risks
  • participate in significant corporate operations matters, such as strategic planning and organizational restructuring and reviews;
  • represent the CCES with a variety of partners, athletes, stakeholders (nationally and internationally), funders and media as required.

Corporate Operations

  • contribute to corporate-wide strategic, operational, financial, human resource, governance, communications/technology and performance management systems;
  • direct safe sport team-level planning, policy development, decision making and problem solving;
  • contribute to securing and maintaining financial, human and operational resources to support safe-sport operations;
  • ensure proper administration and financial management of day-to-day safe sport operations;
  • ensure Quality Management System implementation in safe sport operations and participate in review meetings, internal and external audits, etc. 

National Sport Organization (NSOs) / Multisport Service Organizations (MSOs) Relations

  • direct strategies to engage NSOs and MSOs with respect to the CCES’s safe sport initiatives and operations;
  • develop and maintain an NSO safe sport advisory group to provide advice to the CCES on its safe sport work;
  • lead and facilitate regular meetings, workshops, and conferences with NSOs and MSOs to discuss safe sport issues;
  • oversee signatory agreements and participant agreements related to safe sport with the sport community;
  • monitor domestic and international safe sport developments and requirements relevant to the administration of the UCCMS;
  • provide direction and act as a resource for staff that are responsible for maintaining ongoing interaction and communication with NSOs and MSOs related to safe sport initiatives and operations. 

The Canadian Safe Sport Program (CSSP)

  • provide direction for the activities and operations of CSSP  staff;
  • lead sport community consultations with respect to the development, design and costing of the CSSP including regular reviews of the UCCMS;
  • review and establish policies and procedures to guide, and ensure service expectations, around the case management process;
  • make recommendations on complex cases following investigations to CCES legal counsel;
  • conduct audits of signatories to ensure compliance with the CSSP; 
  • develop and implement processes to measure the effectiveness of the CSSP including stakeholder satisfaction and feedback;
  • provide direction and act as a resource for staff dealing with safe sport policy, case management and hearings/appeals ensuring systems and processes are in place to effectively implement all aspects of the CSSP;
  • supervise outsourced investigative and legal services specific to the CSSP;
  • maintain and work with CCES expert-based committees;
  • provide safe sport expertise and advice to the CEO.

International Programs and Initiatives

  • lead the CCES’s role in policy and program development and implementation at the international level with respect to safe sport as appropriate;
  • regularly engage with international partners through meetings and working groups to influence safe sport developments globally;
  • oversee strategies to engage international sport federations and major games organizers to allow for maximum efficiencies under the CSSP;
  • maintain global sport networks to explore partnerships related to other sport integrity matters.

CCES Quality Management System

  • support and promote the implementation of the Quality Management System;
  • comply with relevant quality system processes and recommend process changes/revisions as appropriate;
  • identify potential risks and help identify and manage risk mitigation strategies;
  • log stakeholder feedback/comments in the Quality Database for tracking and appropriate follow-up.

General Responsibilities

  • provide support to the Chief Executive Officer as required.


  • University degree in law, criminology, public administration, human resources, social or health sciences, or a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Over 10 years of progressive managerial experience, including two to three years in a relevant managerial position(s) in one or more of the following areas or in a similar area: Ombudsperson, Administrative, Judicial, or Professional Standards Tribunals/Courts, Integrity Commissioner, Mediation/Arbitration, Human Rights Complaints, Workplace Investigations;
  • Demonstrated success in managing multi-faceted regulated programs across a broad stakeholder sector with significant budget oversight and responsibility;
  • Able to work in a collaborative, supportive fashion and bring people together in a way that promotes the organization’s best interests and is in keeping with the CCES’s corporate culture;
  • Knowledge of the greater Canadian sport community, values-based education programs, and social change programs;
  • Sound knowledge of human rights legislation in Canada and child protection legislation in Canada, etc.;
  • Knowledge of Trauma and Violence Informed approaches to intervention;
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook;
  • Fluent in French and English (spoken) with excellent writing skills in one of the official languages.

Other requirements:

  • Eligible to work in Canada (Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident).
  • Be able to work from the Head Office located at 201 – 2723 Lancaster Rd, Ottawa ON, at least 3 days a week including Wednesdays.


We offer a comprehensive benefits package:

  • employer-paid health and dental insurance;
  • registered retirement savings plan;
  • balanced work-life;
  • hybrid work arrangement.

SALARY RANGE: $127,148- $151,225

Contact Information:

Submit your application online at BambooHR by June 28, 2024 through this link https://cces.bamboohr.com/careers/46.   If you have any questions about the position, please contact [email protected].

We thank all applicants for their interest, but will only contact those selected for an interview.

Throughout its recruitment process, the CCES recognizes Canada's linguistic duality and the diversity of its population. We accept expressions of interest from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and people of all sexual identities and orientations. Upon request, accommodations will be made during the hiring process.