The CCES wants your feedback on the draft of 2021 Code and International Standards

(Ottawa, Ontario – August 21, 2018) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) is asking the Canadian sport community for feedback on the first draft of the 2021 World Anti-Doping Code as well as the International Standards. We hope to hear from everyone who has an interest in drug-free sport by September 7, 2018.

The 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.

The 2021 Code

The CCES commends the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on the first draft of the 2021 Code and we are supportive of the majority of changes therein, although the CCES has identified some areas of concern, such as the lack of a requirement that athletes must be subject to a robust anti-doping program for 12 months prior to participating in international sport competition and a requirement for sanctions to be proportionate to anti-doping rule violations.

International Standards

All existing International Standards are open for comment in this phase of the Code review, including the new International Standard for Education which was implemented to place a greater importance on values-based education: 

Additional information about the CCES’s planned comments on the Code draft and International Standards is available here.

The CCES leads the process of providing comments to WADA on behalf of Canadians. All comments will be fully reviewed and considered by the CCES for inclusion in a common Canadian position to be submitted to WADA. Please submit comments to the CCES by email to [email protected] no later than September 7, 2018, or directly to WADA through WADAConnect. Create an account at

This is the second of three phases that support the two-year consultation process for the development of the 2021 Code and International Standards. The next draft is scheduled to be available in December 2018. New versions of the Code, the Standards and the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) will come into effect on January 1, 2021. 

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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 making sport better by 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.


For further information, please contact:

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