The CCES Completes First Phase of 2021 World Anti-Doping Code Review

(Ottawa, Ontario – April 11, 2018) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) submitted stakeholder feedback to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in response to their request for comments as part of the first phase of the 2021 World Anti-Doping Code review.

The CCES solicited stakeholder feedback at five well-attended interactive workshops in cities across Canada and through a survey that was circulated to the sport community. The CCES thanks the sport community for its contribution to the first phase of the 2021 Code review and is grateful to all those who are committed to the worldwide fight against doping.

All responses and comments were analyzed and considered as part of Canada’s submission to WADA on March 29, 2018. Download the CCES submission:

This concludes the first phase of the consultation on the 2021 Code review. WADA will publish all comments that were received from stakeholders through its website. Phase 2 of the consultation will begin in June 2018, at which time the CCES will provide further communication about the opportunity to input on a redlined first version of the 2021 Code. New versions of the Code and the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) will come into effect in January 2021.

The World Anti-Doping Code is the core document that harmonizes anti-doping policies, rules and regulations across sport organizations and public authorities around the world. It is a living document that is reviewed through a consultation process every six years.

About the CCES

The CCES is an independent, national, not-for profit organization with a responsibility to administer the Canadian Anti-Doping Program. We recognize that good sport can make a great difference for individuals, communities and our country. The CCES acknowledges funding, in part, from the Government of Canada. 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.


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