CCC anti doping policy
1. The practice and pursuit of drug-free sport are matters of public interest. More particularly, they reflect the common interest and consensus of athletes, coaches, sport governing bodies and governments in Canada. Cross Country Canada (CCC) has at all times taken a strong and vocal stand against the use of banned substances and practices in sport, with a view to creating a playing field that is both fair and healthy for all competitors. This attitude is incorporated in the Vision of the Association, in that CCC is committed to: “demonstrating and advocating ethical conduct in all our undertakings.”
2. Reacting to the increasing incidence of doping violations in sport that has been evident in recent years, the international community has established new standards for addressing the problem. These standards take the form of the World Anti-Doping Code, a document developed by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in consultation with national anti-doping agencies and finally approved at the World Conference for Doping in Sport, held in Copenhagen in March 2003. In November 2007, the Code underwent a thorough review and consultation with WADA stakeholders for its practical improvement and a new Code was approved to come into effect on January 1, 2009. The World Anti-Doping Code can be found on the WADA website
3. As the responsible agency in Canada, the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) led the consultation process within Canada during the development of the Code and is now responsible for its implementation. To implement the new international standards, the CCES has developed, in consultation with the Canadian sport community, a new Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP). The CADP is governed by the new Canadian Policy Against Doping in Sport (CPADS), adopted in April 2004 by ministers representing the Federal, Provincial and Territorial governments and revised effective January 1, 2009.
4. The CADP 2009 is the action document that sets out the mandatory international standards contained in the Code. Detailed information about the CADP can be found on the CCES website
. It includes the new 2009 Canadian Anti-Doping program, the CADP 2009 Approval Process and Adoption Record.
5. As of January 1, 2009, national sport organizations and other stakeholders in the Canadian sport community must have adopted the CADP Revision 2009 in order to be eligible for Sport