CADP Consultation Process Kicks off in 2020

(Ottawa, Ontario – November 28, 2019) – The 2021 World Anti-Doping Code was officially ratified on November 7, 2019 at the fifth World Conference on Doping in Sport held in Poland. The new Code will come into effect globally on January 1, 2021.

As a signatory to the World Anti-Doping Code, the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) must adjust the current Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) to reflect the new Code by 2021. In order to remain Code compliant and meet the needs of the sport community, the CCES has designed a national consultation process that will run through 2020 and will include:

  • Stakeholder consultation to develop a first draft by the end of March;
  • Opportunities for the sport community to share comments and provide feedback from April to June;
  • A national symposium in April to discuss possible areas for improvement in the current CADP (date TBD); and
  • A second draft available in June, followed by opportunities for stakeholders to comment throughout the summer.

The final 2021 CADP will be complete by October 1, after which the CCES will invite sport organizations to adopt the 2021 CADP and CADP Covenant before it comes into force throughout Canada on January 1, 2021.

Specific details of the consultation process will be available in early 2020. In the meantime, if you have any questions about the 2021 Code or the upcoming consultation, email

The 2021 World Anti-Doping Code

The CCES believes that the 2021 Code will advance the fight against doping, particularly in three important areas: the new Athletes' Anti-Doping Rights Act, the development of an International Standard on Education and updates to the International Standard on Code Compliance. See the 2021 Code and associated documents:

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 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.