Anti-Doping - Notice of Doping Control
Participants must be aware that doping control tests may be conducted by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) in accordance with the Canadian Anti-Doping Program. To avoid an inadvertent positive test and the consequences of an anti-doping rule violation, athletes are encouraged to take the following steps:
- Check the Global DRO to determine if any prescription or over-the-counter medications or treatments that are banned by the WADA Prohibited List.
- Review medical exemption requirements if you require the use of a banned medication for a legitimate medical reason.
- Do not use supplements, or take precautions prior to doing so. Supplement products cannot be verified by the CCES or in the Global DRO. A lack of industry and government regulation makes it impossible to confirm their ingredients. Read more: Supplements
- Review the steps of the doping control sample collection procedures
For additional resources and general information about anti-doping, please contact the CCES:
- Call toll-free: 1-800-672-7775
- Online: cces.ca/athletezone
Anti-Doping - The Canadian Anti-Doping Program
The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) is the custodian of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP); the set of rules that govern anti-doping in Canada. The CADP consists of several components such as in- and out-of-competition testing, education, medical exemptions, and the consequences of doping violations. The CADP is compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code and all international standards.
Skate Canada has adopted the CADP which means that you can be confident that you are part of a world-class anti-doping program that is designed to protect athletes’ rights and ensure a level playing field. Skate Canada’s Anti-Doping Policy reflects and supports the CADP.
While the CCES administers anti-doping for the Canadian sport community, you may also be subject to the rules of your international federation.
The CCES recommends that athletes take the following actions to ensure they don’t commit an inadvertent anti-doping rule violation:
- Know your rights and responsibilities as an athlete with regard to anti-doping.
- Always comply with a testing request if you are notified for doping control.
- Check all medications and products before taking them to ensure they do not contain ingredients that are banned.
- Verify your medical exemption requirements.
- Do not take supplements, but if you do, take steps to minimize your risk.
- Get the latest news. Sign up to receive CCES media releases and advisory notes.
Additional Resources and Information
- The CCES AthleteZone is a hub of resources and information for athletes and their support personnel.
- The Global DRO provides athletes and support personnel with information about the prohibited status of specific substances based on the current WADA Prohibited List.
- Physicians and medical personnel are encouraged to use the CCES DocZone for targeted medical information.
- Read more about the Canadian Anti-Doping Program
- The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) works towards a vision of a world where all athletes compete in a doping-free sporting environment.
- The CCES is a proud and active member of the True Sport Movement - a movement that is based on the simple idea that good sport can make a great difference.
For additional resources and more about anti-doping, please contact the CCES
- Call toll-free: 1-800-672-7775
- Online: www.cces.ca/athletezone
Anti-Doping - True Sport Clean 101 (Untracked) eLearning Module
This version of the e-learning course is not tracked.