Our Mission

With the knowledge that true sport can make a great difference for individuals, communities and our country, the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport will work collaboratively toward:


Making sport better. The way in which we do this is to: 

  • Activate a values-based and principle-driven sport system;
  • Advocate for sport that is fair, safe and open; and
  • Protect the integrity of sport.


Sport in Canada that is fair, safe and open to everyone.

Corporate Values

In carrying out our work, the CCES is guided by our corporate values of:

  • Accountability
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Leadership
  • Stewardship
  • Excellence
  • Quality

Sport Values

The CCES supports the values of True Sport:

  • Fairness
  • Excellence
  • Inclusion
  • Fun


As a proud member of True Sport, the CCES advocates for sport that is driven by the following principles:

  • Go for it
  • Play fair
  • Respect others
  • Keep it fun
  • Stay healthy
  • Include everyone
  • Give back

The Promise of Sport

Good sport can make a great difference. Sport can affect positive change in many ways within Canadian society and must begin to be seen as a valuable public asset – not unlike our public health care and public education systems. Evidence points to sport as a very rich source of key developmental assets* and when adolescents are exposed intentionally to the assets found in sport it can help to:

  • Build health
  • Reduce crime
  • Foster character and citizenship
  • Introduce newcomers to a new community
  • Stimulate the local economy
  • Provide adult mentorship to young people
  • Teach kids important life lessons
  • Strengthen community connectedness
  • Build social capital and resilient communities
  • Contribute to sustainable environments

Not just any form of sport will deliver on this promise – in order for sport to do good, it must be good.

* From the 40 Developmental Assets in adolescents (www.search-institute.orgwww.lionsquest.ca)

Making Sport Better