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.
Tennis 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. Tennis Canada’s anti-doping policy and code of conduct reflect and support 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.
As a member of Tennis Canada, the CADP applies to you! It is important to know that by participating in activities sanctioned by Tennis Canada, you may be selected for doping control.
- 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;
- Log in and complete your CCES online anti-doping education at education.cces.ca;
- 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 Global DRO provides athletes and support personnel with information about the prohibited status of specific substances based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List.
- Read more about the Canadian Anti-Doping Program
- The World Anti-Doping Agency 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: