The CCES & MGSS Announce 2019 Symposium on Match Manipulation and Gambling in Sport

(Ottawa, Ontario – July 19, 2018) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) has partnered with McLaren Global Sport Solutions Inc. (MGSS), an international leader in sport and ethics, to present the 2019 Symposium on Match Manipulation and Gambling in Sport - the first Canadian symposium to address these issues. The event will take place April 24-25, 2019 at The Globe and Mail Centre in Toronto. Registration information will be available in September 2018.

“The CCES is excited to partner with MGSS for this first ethics symposium, which will highlight the threat posed by match manipulation and gambling in sport and consider a strategic approach to protect the integrity of sport in Canada,” says Paul Melia, CCES President and CEO.

A panel of international experts led by Richard McLaren, O.C., CEO of MGSS, will introduce delegates to the threat of match manipulation; present sophisticated responses to this issue that have been developed internationally; and offer a proposed Canadian model designed to protect our sport system. “Match fixing is a significant global issue tied to betting on sports of every kind. We look forward to gathering international experts in Toronto to address this growing threat to the integrity of sport,” adds McLaren.

Declan Hill, investigative journalist, academic, and international expert on match manipulation in sport, will offer his expertise and moderate conference sessions. Hill was recently appointed to the position of Professor of Investigations at the University of New Haven.

The CCES is also pleased to share plans for a series of annual ethics symposia to address other ethical issues that threaten Canadian sport. The symposia will bring together members of the Canadian and international sport community to examine ethical issues and identify proactive strategies to protect the integrity of sport.

“An annual symposium is a collaborative approach to facilitating national and international conversations on key issues related to ethics in sport,” says Melia. “The CCES is eager to work with the sport community to develop effective and sustainable approaches that will ensure sport in Canada is fair, safe and open.”

Plans for future symposia will be announced at the 2019 symposium. 

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 true 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.

About MGSS

MGSS ensures leading industry solutions and best practices to sports clients specifically focused on implementing strong sport management infrastructure. MGSS is a highly specialized sport consulting firm focused on mitigating risks related to ethics and governance within organizations. Our mission is to help sports organizations protect and enhance their brand, navigate difficult organizational issues related to ethics, governance and integrity, and inform strategic business decisions.

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For further information, please contact:

Megan Cumming
Manager, Corporate Communications
+1 613-521-3340 x3233
mcumming@cces.ca